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Fayrouz Essawy, MD, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Advancing Human Milk & Breastfeeding Practices in the NICU Lecture Pack 2022
  • Country: Egypt

Dr Fayrouz Essawy is a pediatrician, neonatologist and neonatology consultant. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Cairo university, Egypt in 2004 and her Masters degree of Pediatrics from Ain shams University in 2012. She gained Egyptian neonatology fellowship in 2015, and also became a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in the same year. Dr Essawy specializes in Breastfeeding Medicine and is also a Baby friendly coordinator. In 2020 she completed the Harvard Graduate of Training trainee program. Dr Essawy is also a member of various associations including: Egyptian Society of Pediatrics, Egyptian Lactation Consultant Association (ELCA), Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).

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NICU Practices for Storage and Handling of Breastmilk
The feeding of breast milk during the NICU admission reduces the risk of short-and long-term morbidities especially in premature infants. Breastmilk provides immunological, anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, epigenetic, and mucosal membrane protecting properties. The mechanisms by which human milk provides its protection are varied. These mechanisms include immunological and specific unique human milk components that are not present in formula. Thus, the feeding of mother’s own breastmilk should be a NICU priority and every NICU should have a breastmilk storage and handling policy. In this presentation we will discuss how we can counsel parents about the infection control measures and guidelines related to storage, handling and administration of breastmilk to babies in the NICU. Learn more about hospital grade pumps, pumping at home vs pumping in hospital setting, prevention and management of potential mistakes such as giving a child another mother’s milk and how to handle and store fortified breastmilk.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks