231. Translating Human Milk Exploration into Maternal Diet Application

Tuesday, October 29
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: 115-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149604

The Global Exploration of Human Milk (GEHM) is a large body of research from a prospective multi-site study following mothers and infants throughout lactation.To date, this research has included a dozen publications and more than 30 research posters. This session will highlight some of the most relevant findings on the nutritional components of human milk with a view of geographic and lactation stage similarities and differences. The GEHM study highlights the wealth of knowledgea global approach to human milk science could provide. With the recent increase in human milk research, we also emphasize the need to translate that information into actionable recommendations to the mother in a nutrition counseling session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe key components that drive human milk variability.
  • Outline the GEHM study and key findings that have clinical impact.
  • Explain what components of a mother’s diet changes the composition of human milk.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 4140 Lactation (stages of life cycle)
  • 2100 Nutritional biochemistry
  • 4130 Pregnancy (stages of life cycle)

Performance Indicator:

  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.


  • Alayne Gatto, MS MBA RD CLC CSP LD FAND

    Medical Science Liaison

    RB Health

  • Speaker(s)

  • Sarah Maria, MS

    Senior Scientist, Global Analytical Sciences

    RB Health / Mead Johnson Nutrition

  • Christina Valentine, MD, MS, RD, FAAP

    Neonatologist/NIH Researcher/North American Medical Director

    Central Ohio Newborn Medicine Inc./RB Health