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

Rafael Jiménez-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. Jiménez-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.

Course 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: 2018-06-30
Closes: 2020-06-29

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.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • Rafael Jiménez-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

Faculty Disclosures

Rafael Jiménez-Flores, PhD

  • Consultant
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition- scientific area: Dairy Science

Accreditation and Certification

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040207. This program is designated for up to 1.00 contact hour. Program ID# 5622-EM2.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 1.00 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.00 contact hour.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.00 hour continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. 141948.

Additional Content Planners

Victoria Anderson (Medical Writer)


Eugene Cullen, MD (Peer Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Heather Marie Gibson, BSN, MSN (Lead Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Marion Groetch, MS, RDN (Registered Dietitian Planner)
  • Speakers Bureau
    • Abbott- scientific area: Food Allergy
    • Nutricia North America- scientific area: Food Allergy
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition- scientific area: Food Allergy

Charles Willis, Director of Continuing Education, consults for Pfizer, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.