Innovations That Are Closing the Gap Between Breast Milk and Infant Formula

Olle Hernell, MD, PhD is professor emeritus at the department of Clinical Sciences in Pediatrics at Umeå University in Sweden. Susan Carlson, PhD is the AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition in the KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Together, these leading researchers of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition present Innovations That Are Closing the Gap Between Breast Milk and Infant Formula. Dr. Hernell and Dr. Carlson will primarily discuss how milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) impact cognitive development, while updating what is known about the bioactive components found in human milk and how infant nutrition affects the body, brain, and immunity. They will also examine how new research in the supplementation of bioactives impacts clinicians when recommending breastfeeding and formula feeding.

This course does not offer CE credit.

  • Susan E. Carlson, PhD

    AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    Interim Associate Dean for Research
    KU School of Health Professions
    Kansas City, Kansas

  • Olle Hernell, MD, PhD

    Professor Emeritus
    Section of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical Sciences
    Umeå University
    Umeå, Sweden