192. Getting Pumped Up About Human Milk Handling

Sunday, October 27
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 121-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149409

As breastfeeding rates increase, registered dietitian nutritionists may receive more questions about human milk as hospitals are handling more milk than ever before. Whether you are curious about human milk or you are a seasoned pediatric dietitian seeking answers to human milk handling questions, this session is for you. Join us as we explore the nutritional and bioactive properties of human milk. Take a peek at milk rooms, big and small, as they pop up in hospitals across the nation. Participants will leave with specific strategies to optimize nutrition and bioactive properties from pumping, using fresh milk, organizing frozen milk, providing mom’s milk to multiples, reducing errors, and other specific issues surrounding maintaining milk supplies in hospital settings. As food and nutrition professionals, we are uniquely trained to lead our multidisciplinary team in achieving standards set by The Joint Commission, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the World Health Organization. Join the conversation!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two ways to improve current human milk storage practices.
  • Describe one unique consideration for human milk preparation.
  • Discuss the importance of specialized practices for human milk handling.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5060 Neonates (client population)
  • 5410 Client protocols, clinical guidelines (nutritional care)
  • 7100 Institution/regulatory policies and procedures, HCFA, OBRA, JCAHO, NCQA, OSHA, USDA

Performance Indicator:

  • 1.2.2 Identifies the knowledge and skills required to provide service.
  • 12.4.1 Implements programs and/or interventions while adhering to public health policies and standards.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.


  • Salisa Lewis, MS, RD, CNSC, LD

    Midwest Clinical Specialist

    Abbott Nutrition, Pediatric Division

  • Speaker(s)

  • Anna Busenburg, RDN, CSP, CD

    Clinical Dietitian

    TouchPoint Support Services at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

  • Laura Serke, RD, CSPCC, LD, IBCLC

    NICU & Women’s Care Dietitian

    Sodexo at University of Louisville Hospital