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Use of an entirely human milk-based diet in very low birth weight infants: review of current evidence & future directions

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Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize short and long term benefits of human milk especially as it relates to low birth weight infants.
  • Demonstrate confidence in communicating with parents of low birth weight infants on new developments in newborn nutrition including human milk fortifiers, other options to breast milk (e.g. donor milk).
  • Describe current controlled trials of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and other outcomes using an exclusive human milk diet.


Steven A. Abrams, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine

Target Audience:

This 1 hour presentation is designed for the healthcare professional caring for premature infants.