Applying MFGM and Human Milk Science to Improve Nutrition for Infants and Toddlers

  • Rafael Jimenez-Flores, PhD

    J.T. Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods
    College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
    Department of Food Science and Technology
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how dairy processing advances have isolated MFGM for supplementation to infant formula
  • Examine how purified MFGM from cow's milk added to formula is similar in composition and bioactivity to human milk

Rafael Jimenez-Flores, PhD, brings his extensive expertise in dairy chemistry and technology to describe how dairy-processing advances have isolated and purified milk fat globule membrane from cow's milk for supplementation to infant formula. Dr. Jimenez-Flores also reviews the structure and composition of MFGM and its biological activity, as well as the evidence for cognitive development and immune system support.

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: 2018-08-10
Closes: 2019-08-09

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.