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2017 Spring National AP Neonatal Nurses Conference

Use of Human Milk in the NICU

Apr 20, 2017 11:00am ‐ Apr 20, 2017 12:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00
Members: $10.00


Intended Audience: All neonatal nurses
Purpose of this CNE activity: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing provides clinically current information on the technical, medical, and nursing aspects of neonatal care as well as the legal and ethical implications related to that care. This CNE activity provides information to nurses and other health care professionals who care for newborn, premature, and ill infants and their families. Specific objectives for this presentation are listed below.

Session Description: While its long been known that breastmilk is optimal for all neonates it is clear that mother's milk alone poses challenges for growth in premature infants. In this session, Dr. Kim outlines the benefits of human milk for VLBW infants and discusses the nutrients, particularly protein, that are inadequate in both mother's milk and donor milk. He discusses fortification of human milk and describes techniques for human milk analyses for individualized fortification.

Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  • List the important components of human milk that are beneficial to newborns.
  • Detail the evidence that show how human milk improves health outcomes in preterm infants in the NICU.
  • Describe the trials and tribulations of incorporating human milk into the NICU.

Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.
  • Access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Attend/view at least 90% of the session
  • Complete and submit the evaluation for this CNE activity

Provider, Academy of Neonatal Nursing, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 6261; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN 3218, content code 2505.
The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Release Date: April 19, 2017
Expiration Date: April 30, 2020
  1. The lead nurse planner, the planning committee, and the author(s) of this activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.
  2. This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
  3. The content of this CNE activity has been developed by the planning committee and reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. The content has been deemed to reflect the current state of practice.
  4. This speaker is a member of the Speaker's Bureau for Abbott Nutrition, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Medela, Nestle Nutrition, Nutricia, and Prolacta. He is a consultant for Medela and Medicolegal, and a stakeholder in PediaSolutions. 

Disclaimer: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing assumes no responsibility or liability for the content presented. Care of the infant should always be individualized and no one source relied upon for information regarding aspects of care. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ANN, ANA, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.


  • Jae Kim, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
Tags: NIC 1 NNP 3

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