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Mother's Own Milk Versus Donor Human Milk in the NICU: Practical Recommendations for Individualized Care

by Afif EL-Khuffash, MB, BCh, BAO, BA (Sci), FRCPI, MD, DCE, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nurse Contact Hours, 1 CME
  • Handout: Yes
Abstract:

The provision of adequate nutrition for premature infants is crucial for their growth and development. Mothers' own milk and donor milk are two options for providing nutrition to these infants. This presentation will compare and contrast the two options, focusing on their nutritional composition, the potential benefits to the infant, and the practical considerations for families and healthcare providers. Mothers' own milk is the ideal source of nutrition for premature infants, as it is specifically designed for their needs and provides all the necessary nutrients, hormones, and antibodies that the infant requires for growth and development. Additionally, mothers' own milk has been shown to reduce the risk of infections and improve outcomes for premature infants. Donor milk, on the other hand, is a valuable alternative when mothers' own milk is not available. Donor milk is screened for contaminants and pasteurized to reduce the risk of infection, but it may not contain the same composition of nutrients and protective factors as mothers' own milk. In this presentation, the use of mothers' own milk and donor milk will be discussed, and practical recommendations for families and healthcare providers will be provided to ensure that premature infants receive the best possible nutrition.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe nutritional composition and benefits of mothers' own milk and donor milk for premature infants.
2. Describe the implications associated with both options, and to be able to select the best choice for a premature infant based on individual circumstances.
3. Explain practical recommendations for families and healthcare providers on how to ensure that premature infants receive the best possible nutrition, including the importance of collaboration and ongoing research.

Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 15  |  Hours / CE Credits: 15.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks