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Michal Ann Young, M.D., FAAP, FABM

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2021
  • Country: U.S.A.
Biography:

Michal A. Young, M.D., FAAP, FABM is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Howard University College of Medicine. She also serves as the Medical Director of the B.L.E.S.S. (Breastfeeding Lactation Education Support Services) Initiative as well as Director of the NICU and Newborn Services, at Howard University Hospital. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine, Class of 1979. Dr. Young completed a rotating internship in Medicine and Pediatrics at Grady Memorial and Emory Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by a Pediatric residency in the Howard University Hospital/D.C. General Hospital Combined Program, and a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Young has several publications and presentations over a range of topics governing infant care. Her research interests are in developmental outcomes of the ELBW, HIV perinatal transmission, the Diabetic Dyad and in breastfeeding education for professionals and parents.

She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (sections on Perinatal Medicine and Breastfeeding), a Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (Chairman of its Protocol Committee), member of the National Medical Association (a Past Chair of its Pediatric Section), Member of the Board of Directors for the D.C. Breastfeeding Coalition, Member of the Board of Directors for ROSE: Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere, Inc., one of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators for the D.C. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Board Member of the Prolacta Bioscience Foundation.

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Immunology of Human Milk - the Magic Ingredient
Human milk provides multiple layers of immune protection to the newborn by providing bioactive components that protect the infant from pathogenic infection, facilitate immune development and establish a healthy gut microbiome. This presentation will review the cellular and humoral components of human milk that help provide this protection. Additionally, the nutritional components of human milk that also contribute to its immune impact will be briefly explored. The long-term protective effect of breast milk on adult illnesses and disease and its presumed role will be discussed. Lastly the impact milk storage, milk banking practices and use of donor milk as mechanisms to provide immune support to the newborn will be considered. An interactive power point presentation will be used to deliver this important topic.
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