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The role of donor human milk and exclusive human milk diets in infants < 1500 grams birth weight

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of human milk in infants <1500 grams birth weight
  • Review the cost benefits of an exclusive human milk diet
  • Discuss optimization of early enteral nutrition


Andi M. Markell, RD, LD

Lead Neonatal & Pediatric Dietitian

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.