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Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

  • Speaker Type: Webinars
  • Country: USA

Kathie, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of CT School of Medicine, is a neonatologist, member of the Human Milk Research Center at CT Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT, and graduated from Cornell University and Cornell University School of Medicine, completing postgraduate training in Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology and Neonatology at Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington DC USA. In the inaugural group of physicians designated “Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine” (FABM), she served twelve years on the ABM Board of Directors, chaired the Protocol committee, and chaired the United States Breastfeeding Committee 2013-14. Elected to the International Lactation Consultant Association Board July 2014-17, she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding, serves as the AAP Connecticut Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator since 2000, and Chairs the Baby-Friendly USA NICU Initiative. Initially founding Medical Director of the New England Mother's Milk Bank she is currently co-Medical Director of the Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes and has authored many chapters, monographs, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and ABM protocols. Her research centers on breastfeeding and the use of human milk in the NICU, cup feeding, donor milk/donor milk banking, the Baby-Friendly NICU, global maternal-child issues and the education of medical professionals. Lecturing extensively in the United States and abroad, she resides in Glastonbury, CT, her greatest accomplishment her 4 amazing young adults, 19 to 29 years of age.

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The Science and Significance of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Neonatal Intensive Care
In this webinar we will explore the current evidence concerning the use of human milk, both mothers’ own and donor milk, in Neonatal Intensive Care, as well as breastfeeding these infants. Our knowledge of the importance of human milk grows almost daily with respect to nutrition, acute and chronic disease risk reduction and prevention, neurodevelopment, physiology, the intestinal microbiome, and family dynamics and bonding, among others. Human milk is one of the most important tools in our arsenal of modern medicine in this technological world; it saves lives. We will discuss the importance of mother’s own milk, early expression and the differences of pasteurized donor milk. We will also cover the all-important transition to breastfeeding for those families who wish to breastfeed, with appropriate and adequate community follow-up for all families expressing milk and breastfeeding, which is all too often forgotten or ignored. We can help our families achieve these goals!
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 3 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation