Sunday, April 28, 2019
Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Registration not required
As human milk science continues to reveal the nutritional needs of infants, evidence-based research is expanding our understanding of nutrition’s impact on physiological development. Targeted nutrition in infants is a rapidly evolving area of practical and clinical interest.
Breast milk contains an abundance of biologically active proteins and other nutrients that provide significant benefits to newborn and developing infants. For these infants, benefits include cognitive neurodevelopment, digestion and uptake of micro- and macro-nutrients, antimicrobial activity, development of the immune system, stimulation of gut microflora, and overall growth and development. While mother’s milk is the gold standard of nutrition for newborns, LBW and VLBW infants have nutritional requirements that exceed the nutrition provided in human milk, and infants who are not 100% breastfed also likely have a nutritional gap.
An abundance of research is trying to close these gaps. Of particular interest to PAS attendees will be research into nutrition’s role in physiological development and the timing of nutrients according to the needs of the infant.
In this program, Michael K. Georgieff, MD, and Camilia R. Martin, MD, will discuss specific nutritional components of breast milk and their impact on a developing physiology; assess our current ability to determine, target, and adjust nutrition based on the needs of the infant; and discuss ways future research and technology may help clinicians quantitatively assess the adequacy of a nutritional plan that supports physiological development.