Individualized Fortification of Breast Milk for Preterm Infants
Miami Neonatology 2018 — 42nd Annual International Conference

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Mother’s breast milk is notably considered the gold standard for infants’ nutrition. However, Christoph Fusch, MD, PhD, discusses evidence that reveals the macronutrient composition from breast milk is variable and may not provide adequate nutrients for the essential growth and neurodevelopment needed in preterm infants. The challenge with enteral nutrition is determining how to achieve a healthy balance between appropriate nutritional intake while also reducing the risk of sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants in order to achieve good growth and developmental outcomes. Dr. Fusch reviews the benefits and drawbacks of mother’s milk, donor milk, and fortified infant formula in premature infants, as well as evaluating the optimum composition of infant milk fortification.

Full credit for this course is earned by viewing the video as well as reflecting individually on, or discussing as a group, the Additional Content for Discussion.

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

Dates:

Opens: 2019-03-15
Closes: 2021-03-14

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.
  • Christoph Fusch, MD, PhD

    Professor of Pediatrics, Paracelsus Medical School
    Chief, Department of Pediatrics
    Nuremberg General Hospital
    Nuremberg, Germany

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the benefits and optimum compositions of fortified human milk and formula in preterm infant enteral nutrition
  • Develop individualized, evidence-based nutritional strategy for preterm infants to include the protective effect of breast milk, and provide appropriate growth and neurodevelopment rates

Faculty Disclosures

Christoph Fusch, MD, PhD

  • Research Support     
    • Prolacta Bioscience – clinical area: nutrition and growth
  • Consultant         
    • Baxter – clinical area: nutrition and growth
    • Hamilton Medical – clinical area: ventilation and respiratory support
  • Speakers Bureau    
    • Nestlé – clinical area: nutrition and growth
    • Milupa (Danone) – clinical area: nutrition and growth
    • Baxter – clinical area: nutrition and growth
    • Prolacta Bioscience – clinical area: nutrition and growth
       

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 activity 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-EM4.
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.
To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.
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.
Provider Number AC857; Activity Number 147132.
Learners may submit additional evaluations of the quality of this program/material to cdr@eatright.org.

Additional Content Planners

Erin Allen, MS, RD, LDN (RD Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Victoria Anderson (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Heather Jimenez, FNP (Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

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.