Bioactivity of Milk Fat Globule Membranes (MFGMs) and Their Impact on Infant Growth and Development

  • Bo Lonnerdal, PhD

    Distinguished Professor of Nutrition & Internal Medicine
    Department of Nutrition
    University of California, Davis
    Davis, California


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Learning Objectives

  • Identify key components required for health, brain function and development
  • Explain how MFGM may support the developing central nervous system and prevent infections
  • Use evidence-based research to develop a supplementation plan that best aligns with the bioactivities provided by human milk
Bo Lonnerdal, PhD, distinguished professor of nutrition and internal medicine, University of California, Davis, in Davis, California, reviews the bioactive components of human milk, with a focus on the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM). The MFGM is a complex of components shown to inhibit various pathogens, and contribute to brain myelination and function. Dr. Lonnerdal will specifically discuss MFGMâ??s contributions to brain function and development, and analyze the evidence base supporting MFGM use in clinical practice.

Available Credit:

1.00 AANP Contact Hour
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 ANCC Contact Hour
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour
1.00 CDR Contact Hour


Opens: 2018-03-31
Closes: 2020-03-30

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals who have an interest in newborns, infants, and toddlers.