AIMING TO THRIVE: HOT TOPICS IN INFANT NUTRITION – IMMUNITY AND DIGESTIVE FUNCTION

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Program Goal:
Drs. Lars Bode and Sharon Groh-Wargo and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Terry Johnson discuss the key components of human milk that enhance infant immunity and digestive function.
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 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

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