Pediatric Currents: Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Supporting Infant Digestive Health and the Developing Immune System

Program Date: 24 June 2021
Publication Date: 24 June 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this article, you’ll identify 4 functions of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs); describe how HMOs help develop the infant’s microbiome; and recognize the non-nutritive benefits of HMOs in supporting the infant’s digestive health and developing immune system.

Course Objectives:

• Identify 4 functions of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs).
• Describe how HMOs help develop the infant’s microbiome.
• Recognize the non-nutritive benefits of HMOs in supporting the infant’s digestive health and developing immune system.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.3.6

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Hayley Kuter, BHSc, MRes, RD

Medical Science Liaison
Stockport, England, UK
Hayley is a dietitian with diverse experience. She has worked in hospital dietetics, community nutrition, home enteral feeding, and in clinical research. She obtained her master’s degree in clinical research with distinction at the University of Manchester. In 2019, Hayley worked as a Medical Science Liaison in the UK for Abbott Nutrition. Her interests include paediatric nutrition support, allergy, and growth faltering in children. She provides nutrition advice to local athletes through the Sport England talent program at Loughborough College.
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Hurjus Ryatt, BSc (Hons), RD

Paediatric Medical Nutrition Manager
Abbott United Kingdom
Berkshire, England, UK
Hurjus graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from King’s College London, following which she specialized in infant and paediatric nutrition. Hurjus has practiced in the NHS across a variety of settings including acute paediatric wards, special care baby unit, community children’s clinics, children with complex needs, domiciliary visits, and special schools. She has a special interest in infant allergy.
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