NICU Enteral Guideline For the Use Of An Exclusive Human Milk Diet (EHMD) in Infants < 1250 g Birth Weight

DISCLAIMER: This presentation is intended to provide a guideline for healthcare providers in the use of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in infants ≤1250 g birth weight. The information within is the collective opinion of the Nutrition Advisory Committee, a committee sponsored by Prolacta Bioscience. As with all feeding guidelines, appropriate medical judgement should be exercised. Be sure to review your clinical experience and outcomes around the management of nutrition in very low-birth-weight infants.

Presentation taped on March 30, 2016

Webinar Overview

  • Discuss the clinical significance of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet for infants with a birth weight equal to or less than 1250 g
  • Identify recommendations for managing an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in accordance with the Nutrition Advisory Committee 2016 NICU Enteral Guideline
  • Evaluate the benefits of a standardized, consistent feeding guideline
  • Learn how to utilize the 2016 NICU Enteral Guideline for an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in neonates with a birth weight equal to or less than 1250 g

Speaker

Andi M. Markell, RD, LD

Lead Neonatal & Pediatric Dietitian Department of Food and Nutrition Services
Portland, OR

She is a Lead Neonatal & Pediatric Dietitian in the Department of Food and Nutrition for Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in the care of premature infants and infants born with complex medical conditions requiring multidisciplinary care. Andi’s research focuses on neonatal nutrition, specifically in the usage of exclusive human milk in very low birth weight infants.

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