NICU Currents: The Science and Clinical Application of Human Milk Fortifiers

Program Date: February 2015
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours / 1.0 RD CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the need for human milk fortification in preterm infants.
  • Define how human milk fortification may alter both the mother's own and donor human milk.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of use of donor milk.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5060, 3020, 5390
  • Media Format(s): Article (English)

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Jacqueline J. Wessel, MEd, RD, CNSD, CSP, CLE

Neonatal Nutritionist in the Regional Center for Neonatal Intensive Care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Jacqueline J. Wessel, MEd, RD, CNSD, CSP, CLE is a Neonatal Nutritionist in the Regional Center for Neonatal Intensive Care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The author was compensated by Abbott Nutrition.

Michelle Johnson,RD, CSP, LD

Senior Scientist in Pediatric Scientific and Medical Affairs at Abbott Nutrition in Columbus, Ohio.

Michelle Johnson,RD, CSP, LD is a Senior Scientist I in Pediatric Scientific and Medical Affairs at Abbott Nutrition in Columbus, Ohio. Michelle provides scientific support for infant feeding products and assists with answering infant clinical nutrition questions from health care providers. She also serves as a clinical neonatal and pediatric nutrition consultant to groups within Abbott Nutrition. Prior to joining Abbott, Michelle was a neonatal and pediatric nutritionist providing care to patients in hospitals in the Midwest and the east coast.

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Bridget Barrett-Reis, PhD, RD, LD

Associate Research Fellow in the Pediatric Nutrition Science Group at Abbott Nutrition.

Bridget Barrett-Reis, PhD, RD, LD is currently an Associate Research Fellow in the Pediatric Nutrition Science Group at Abbott Nutrition. In this capacity she serves as Subject Matter Expert in Neonatal Nutrition. Dr. Barrett-Reis is responsible for conducting research on preterm infant formulas, serving as a consultant to other departments within Abbott and providing education for healthcare professionals worldwide. Dr. Barrett-Reis also provides leadership for long-term nutritional strategies for the Neonatal Nutrition Business.

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