Advances in Human Milk Fortification: Evidence for Preterm Infants - Part 1

Program Date: 15 May 2018
Publication Date: May 2018
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review the challenges and recommendations for meeting nutritional needs in premature infants; learn about several types of human milk fortifiers; and review different strategies for human milk fortification.

Course Objectives:

  • Review challenges and recommendations for meeting nutritional needs of premature infants.
  • Discuss various types of human milk fortifiers.
  • Review different strategies for human milk fortification.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3050, 3060, 4150, 5060
  • Performance Indicators: 6.2.3, 6.2.5, 8.1.1
  • Run Time: 32:49

Course Instructor Bio(s)


Keli Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD

Director of Clinical Research
Department of Pediatrics
Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, USA

Keli Hawthorne is the Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas in Austin. She was previously at Baylor College of Medicine at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center and a Neonatal Dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. As a research dietitian in pediatrics, her work is focused on mineral absorption studies with an emphasis on micronutrients, specifically calcium, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as, neonatal nutrition. Ms. Hawthorne is a past recipient of the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awards for Emerging Dietetic Leader, Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, and the Texas Distinguished Scientist Award. Keli’s interests outside of work include traveling, swing dancing, and going to her farm in Chalk Mountain, Texas.


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