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  • New mother gingerly holds her baby against her chest.
    Special Considerations in Nutrition and Feeding in the Preterm Infant
    Presented by Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD & Andrea Mangino MS, CCC-SLP
Sharon Groh-Wargo

Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD

Sharon Groh-Wargo PhD, RDN is Professor, Nutrition and Pediatrics, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Groh-Wargo has over 40 years of experience as a neonatal dietitian, is a nationally known speaker and researcher, and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is a contributor to all three editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition and authored a chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition of “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities”. She participates in the BEGIN Project – Breastmilk Ecology: Genesis of Infant Nutrition, sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was convened to investigate human milk as a unique biological system. Dr. Groh-Wargo received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Medallion Award in recognition of her professional contributions.

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Andrea Mangino MS, CCC-SLP

Andrea Mangino, MS, CCC-SLP, is the Manager of Pediatric Speech Language Pathology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and LIJ Hearing and Speech Center. While there, she developed and continues to improve the pediatric inpatient and outpatient feeding and swallowing program. Andrea is a pediatric specialist in feeding and swallowing disorders with advanced training in clinical/instrumental assessment and management of infant and pediatric dysphagia. She is recognized as an expert in swallowing/feeding across the continuum of pediatric settings, including neonates, medically fragile infants, and children with tracheostomy. Andrea provides lectures on topics including neonatal and pediatric dysphagia, and feeding in the NICU, as well as related topics including speech and swallowing for patients with craniofacial anomalies.


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