Bioactive Proteins in Breast Milk
Miami Neonatology 2013 — Annual International Conference

Bo Lönnerdal, PhD, UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis, will review the numerous bioactive proteins found in human milk, including lactoferrin, lysozyme, secretory IgA, haptocorrin, α-Lactalbumin, bile-salt stimulated lipase, κ-casein, and β-casein. Based on his and others' research in the area of infant nutrition and the physiological significance of breast milk, Dr. Lönnerdal will highlight the short- and long-term benefits conferred by these components of breast milk in regard to infant health and development.

Course Credit:

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


Opens: 2018-03-20
Closes: 2020-03-19

Target Audience:

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • Bo Lönnerdal, PhD

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

Learning Objectives

  • List the components of human breast milk and their health benefits for the infant
  • Counsel mothers on the unique short- and long-term benefits of human breast milk for the infant

Faculty Disclosures

Bo Lönnerdal, PhD

  • Research Support 
    • Arla Foods – Clinical area: infant nutrition
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition – Clinical area: infant nutrition
    • Triton – Clinical area: infant nutrition
  • Consultant
    • Balchem – Clinical area: infant nutrition
    • Biostime – Clinical area: infant nutrition
    • Hero – Clinical area: infant nutrition
    • Second Science – Clinical area: infant nutrition

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 0.50 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 0.50 contact hour. Program ID# 5623-EM1.
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 0.50 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 0.50 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 0.50 hour continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material.
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Additional Content Planners

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

Nancy Monson (Medical Writer)
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