AIMING TO THRIVE: HOT TOPICS IN INFANT NUTRITION – HUMAN MILK OLIGOSACCHARIDES (HMOs) AND SUPPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN MILK

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Program Goal:
Drs. Lars Bode and Sharon Groh-Wargo and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Terry Johnson discuss Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) and their impact on developing infant immunity and supplementation of human milk.
Topics to be covered include the key components of human milk that enhance infant immunity, the impact of prebiotic Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) on developing infant immunity and digestive function, safety and efficacy of prebiotic HMOs, obesity and weight loss with breast-fed versus formula-fed infants, and limitations of using infant formula containing palm olein and other plant derived palmitic acid sources.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the link between obesity and weight loss with breast-fed vs formula-fed infants
  • Describe the limitations of using infant formula containing palm olein or other plant-derived palmitic acid sources
  • Review the key components of human milk that enhance infant immunity
  • Review the impact of prebiotic Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) on developing infant immunity and digestive function
  • Discuss the safety and efficacy of prebiotic HMOs in consultations with infant caregivers not pursuing breast feeding

About The Faculty:

Lars Bode, PhD
President, International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology and
Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
University of California
San Diego, CA

Sharon Groh-Wargo PhD, RD, LD
Professor Pediatrics and Nutrition
Case Western Reserve University at
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Terry S. Johnson, Neonatal NP, APN, NNP-BC, CLEC, MN
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Founder, Lode Star Enterprises, Inc.
Downers Grove, IL