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Human Milk: Hints to increase its utilization in the neonatal period

Date of Event: 21/06/2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm

Introduction to the topic

Own mother’s milk is a low cost intervention as high dose and long exposure reduce the incidence of chronic infant co-morbidities. However the breastfeeding journey might be challenging at the beginning, particularly in high-risk populations such as mothers with a preterm infant. In this webinar you will learn which best practices have proven to be efficient to initiate lactation and increase the dose of mother’s own milk on the NICU. Moreover you will learn more about how to personalize pasteurized Donor Human Milk with strategies able to restore and modulate the intestinal microbiota.

Learning objectives

  • Support the lactation of NICU mothers
  • Adapt Donor Human Milk to the needs of the infants

Event details

Date           21. June 2022
Duration    1,40 hour
Language  English
Time          3 – 4,40 pm (CEST)

Click here to register for the webinar.

This webinar is free of charge.


Initiation of lactation in mothers giving birth to preterm infants
Dr. Daniela Much
Scientific Manager, IBCLC, Medela Europe, Munich

Daniela Much, PhD, IBCLC is Scientific Manager at Medela Europe since 2018. Before joining Medela, she was study coordinator and researcher at Technical University Munich and Helmholtz Center Munich, with over 10 years of experience in clinical trials in breastfeeding and lactating women and their infants. Her areas of research interest include the importance of effective lactation initiation in high-risk populations and proactive management of lactation care of mothers with preterm infants using a quality improvement approach. Dr. Much has published her work in several peer-reviewed journals and is speaker at national and international conferences.

Increasing the dose of mother’s own milk in the NICU: A quality improvement approach
Prof. Rosalina Barroso
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca Hospital, Amadora, Portugal

Rosalina Barroso, MD is Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca Hospital in Portugal. With over 20 years of clinical experience in neonatology, she was President of the Neonatal Portuguese Society from 2013 until 2016. Her areas of research interest include nutrition and infection and the link between these two. Dr. Barroso has received the “Prémio da Qualidade Maria Amélia de Mello” and the “Prémio Bial de Medicina Clínica” awards for her work in neonatology.


Strategies to personalize Donor Human Milk through intestinal microbiota
Dr. Chiara Tabasso
Nutritional Biologist, Donor Human Milk Bank of Mangiagalli Hospital, Milan, Italy

Dr. Chiara Tabasso is a Nutritional Biologist working since many years in the Donor Human Milk Bank “Nutrici” and Nutrition Center Mangiagalli, IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milan, in Italy. She is personally involved in analysis of donor human milk, donors’ screening and several research activities focused on donor human milk and human milk, such as the inoculation and personalization of donor human milk. Dr. Tabasso has applied her expertise in biology to nutritional science, so her research activities also cover nutritional assessments and studies about body composition of mothers and their children.

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