Human milk feeding in the neonatal intensive care unit
Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session explores the impact of human milk in the NICU. Specific emphasis is given to examining strategies for maintaining exclusive human milk feeding for NICU infants, particularly very low birth weight infants. Participants will discuss NICU practices that support breastfeeding. This is an important topic because human milk is a widely-available, clinical and cost effective treatment that improves the health and outcomes of NICU infants.
Session Objectives: Describe the use of human milk in the NICU
Evaluate the role of donor milk and donor milk banking in the NICU
Analyze the impact of baby friendly designation on practices in the NICU
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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)