Online Program

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
Deborah Dee, PhD, MPH; CDR, USPHS
Briana Jegier, PhD, CLC

Breastfeeding in a US, inner-city neonatal intensive care unit: 10 years post Baby-Friendly designation   
Laura Burnham, MPH, Margaret Parker, MD, MPH, John Cook, Ph.D., Emily Sanchez, Barbara Philipp, MD and Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC
Exclusive human milk feeding for very low birth weight infants in the NICU: How many days do mothers need to pump?   
Briana Jegier, PhD, CLC, Janet Engstrom, PhD, RN, CNM, WHNP-BC, Tricia Johnson, PhD, Fabiola Loera, Aloka Patel, MD and Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN
Evaluation of a donor human milk program for very low birth weight infants   
Mary Lussier, BSN, IBCLC, James Hagadorn, MD MS, Victor Herson, MD, Elizabeth A. Brownell, MA PhD and Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)