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  • New mother gingerly holds her baby against her chest.
    Special Topics in Perinatal/Neonatal Care 2024
    Presented by Lyssa Lamport MS, RDN, CDN & Nancy O’Brien-Abel, MN, RNC-OB
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Lyssa Lamport MS, RDN, CDN

Lyssa Lamport is the Neonatal Nutritionist at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. Although based out of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, she serves as a consulting nutritionist for some of their outlying NICU’s as well as the coordinator of their Neonatal Malnutrition Team and the Neonatal Intestinal Rehabilitation Team. Along with the lactation team she assisted in developing their human milk nutrition room. She has participated in numerous nutrition related studies including trials of Omegaven, SMOF, Prolacta, and the head-to-head human milk fortifier trial. She has also conducted her own research looking at neonatal refeeding syndrome, post-discharge outcomes of using human milk fortifier, ferritin approach to timing and dosing iron supplementation, osmolality feeding safety, the impact of pulmonary hypertension on growth and obstetrician knowledge of the nutritional impact of gastric bypass on pregnancy and supplementary iron needs of preterm infants. She has also served as one of the reviewers of the first American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Neonatal Nutrition Handbook.


Nancy O’Brien-Abel, MN, RNC-OB

Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
Bellevue, WA, USA

Nancy is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse specialist with over 35 years' experience in caring for women with normal and complicated pregnancies. As an Affiliate Instructor, University of Washington School of Nursing, and a former Teaching Associate in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Washington Medical School, she has actively focused on multi-disciplinary education and collaboration. Nancy is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on nursing care of women in labor and birth, fetal monitoring, and patient safety. She is an active member in the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), contributing to various position statements, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and co-editing and authoring chapters in AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing, as well as authoring chapters in AWHONN's books, Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practice. She is an Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing (MCN). Nancy received her Master of Nursing from Perinatal CNS Program, University of Washington, and is NCC certified. She is passionate about the quality of perinatal care through current evidence-based clinical practice.


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