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LactaWebinar in honor of World Breastfeeding Week: Feeding vulnerable infants with breastmilk in diverse neonatal hospital settings

Preterm and low birth weight babies in neonatal care settings benefit greatly from breastmilk, yet getting breastmilk to these babies can be challenging. In this LactaWebinar international experts share their specialized knowledge and practical experiences for overcoming common breastmilk feeding challenges.

Agenda:
Topic introduction
Growth of preterm babies and the INTERGROWTH-21st Standards
Expert conversation on human milk banking
Expert conversation on training health professionals in NICU settings
Q&As

Experts:
Dr. Adejumoke Idowu Ayede, Senior Lecturer and a Consultant Paediatrician in the Department of Paediatrics and Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statisitcs, College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria; Team Lead of the Newborn and Child Survival Research Consortium, Centre for African Newborn Health and Nutrition
Dr. Sushma Nangia, MD, DM, Director Professor and Head, Department of Neonatology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India
Gillian Weaver, International Milk Banking Specialist and Consultant, London, UK; Co-founder of UK Association for Milk Banking and the European Milk Bank Association; Co-founder of Hearts Milk Bank and the Human Milk Foundation

Moderators:
Professor Dr. Fook Choe Cheah, Professor of Paediatrics in Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM); Senior Consultant Neonatologist, Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital (HCTM) and Children’s Specialist Hospital (HPKK) of UKM in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics in Neonatology Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
Lydia Boampong Owusu, Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana; Part-time faculty at the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (GCNM); Registered Nurse, Specialised in Paediatric Nursing with Expertise in Newborn Care; Registered Dietitian

A recording of the LactaWebinar from 4 August 2022 will be available soon. You can access a video of the LactaWebinar on The Global Health Network Facebook page until then.

Access the webinar slides in PDF: Feeding vulnerable infants with breastmilk in diverse neonatal hospital settings

Watch the video shared by Gillian Weaver during the LactaWebinar: Human Milk Foundation

LactaHub provides access to a wide range of freely available, evidence-based and useful resources for health practitioners working in neonatal hospital settings:

INTERGROWTH-21st Preterm Postnatal Growth Standards and Feeding Protocol are globally validated growth standards, feeding protocols, clinical tools and practical training materials created to improve preterm infant health outcomes globally. INTERGROWTH-21st is coordinated by the University of Oxford.

A Resource Toolkit for Establishing and Integrating Human Milk Banks. Compiled by a group of international experts, the toolkit is a compendium of standards and best practices that communities can follow to set up and operate safe, high-quality and sustainable human milk banks – a lifesaving alternative for babies that lack access to their own mothers' milk.

PROVIDE – A Training Compendium on Providing Mothers’ Own Milk in NICU Settings. This open access, evidence-based resource was produced by Rush University Medical Center to help healthcare professionals implement lifesaving mothers’ own milk feeding practices for infants in intensive care worldwide.

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Ethics in Health and Breastfeeding Research Series: Webinar I
LactaWebinar introducing EFBRI – An Evolving Ethical Framework Informing Breastfeeding Research and Interventions

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Nikola Biller-Andorno presents and discusses EFBRI.

The Journal of Medical Ethics blog has published a summary of the expert panel discussion: When context calls: EFBRI – An Evolving Ethical Framework Informing Breastfeeding Research and Interventions. Please access it here: Journal of Medical Ethics blog

Agenda:
Update from The Global Health Network and LactaHub
Introduction to LactaHub's LactaEthics vision
Tour of EFBRI on LactaHub
Expert conversation on the practical application of ethical frameworks
Q&As

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Nikola Biller-Andorno, Co-creator of EFBRI; Director of the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (University of Zurich), Switzerland, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics
Dr. Katharina Lichtner, Managing Director, Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, Switzerland
Dr. Farah Asif, Clinical Research Administrator, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Pakistan; Initiative lead: Developing a Policy Statement and Recommendations for Pakistan’s Ethics Review Framework and IRBs in Support of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Dr. Stephen Ombok Muhudhia, Specialist Paediatrician, Nairobi Hospital, Kenya; Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at Trinity International University; Co-Director of Trinity International University’s Africa Bioethics Initiative program; Member of the Scientific, Ethics and Research Unit (SERU) of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

Access EFBRI in PDF: EFBRI – An Evolving Ethical Framework Informing Breastfeeding Research and Interventions (PDF, 1.7 MB)

This LactaWebinar completes the Forum for Global Health Ethics Webinar on Offering Financial Incentives to Participants in Health and Breastfeeding Research.

Ethics in Health and Breastfeeding Research Series: Webinar II
Offering Financial Incentives to Participants in Health and Breastfeeding Research

Offering financial incentives is a common practice in health research to recruit participants, retain them, and promote health-related behaviours. Nevertheless, the use of these incentives remains controversial in some cases. In this webinar, international experts present their views on financial incentives in health research, discuss the ethical questions around the topic with a focus on breastfeeding research, and answer questions from the audience.

The Swiss Medical Weekly has published a viewpoint on the topic of the webinar. Please access it here: Swiss Medical Weekly

Agenda:
Introduction and short update on EFBRI – An Evolving Ethical Framework Informing Breastfeeding Research and Interventions
Experts present their views and share their experiences
Q&A with the audience and the experts
Wrap up and closing remarks

Speakers:
Mary Ani-Amponsah, Researcher, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, and Country Representative for the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Ghana
Farah Asif, Clinical Research Administrator, Head of the Clinical Research Office, and Secretary of the Scientific Review Committee and the Institutional Review Board, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Pakistan
David B. Resnik, Bioethicist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, USA
David Yanagizawa-Drott, Professor of Development and Emerging Markets at the Department of Economics and Managing Director of the LRF Center for Economics of Breastfeeding, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Chairs:
Nikola Biller-Andorno and Tania Manríquez Roa, Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics

This webinar is part of the Forum for Global Health Ethics Webinar Series and completes the LactaWebinar on EFBRI – an Evolving Ethical Framework Informing Breastfeeding Research and Interventions.

Webinar recording, 13 April 2022


Access the webinar slides in PDF: Offering Financial Incentives to Participants in Health and Breastfeeding Research

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LactaWebinar introducing PROVIDE – A Training Compendium on Providing Mothers' Own Milk in NICU Settings

Dr. Paula P. Meier explores the PROVIDE Training Compendium and discusses practical applications of PROVIDE's videos and information sheets in NICU settings with experts.

Agenda:
Update from The Global Health Network (University of Oxford) and LactaHub
Exploration of the PROVIDE Training Compendium
Practical application of the PROVIDE Training Compendium
Q&A with the audience

Speakers:
Dr. Paula P. Meier, PhD, RN, PROVIDE Training Compendium creator and Professor of Pediatrics and Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA
Dr. Sushma Nangia, MD, DM, Director Professor and Head, Department of Neonatology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India
Janet Prince, RM, IBCLC, Prince New Life, Baar, Switzerland

Access the training compendium: PROVIDE – A Training Compendium on Providing Mothers’ Own Milk in NICU Settings

LactaWebinar recording, 6 August 2020


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Webinar introducing Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Resource Toolkit for Establishing and Integrating Human Milk Banks

Dr. Kiersten Israel-Ballard and Kimberly Mansen from PATH introduce "Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Resource Toolkit for Establishing and Integrating Human Milk Bank Programs" during the Breastfeeding Innovations Team Webinar hosted by Leith Greenslade. The toolkit provides critical guidance on readiness, quality assurance, operations, auditing, training, monitoring and evaluation, and communications to facilitate the safe and quality provision of donor human milk to infants who need it around the world.

Please download Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Resource Toolkit for Establishing and Integrating Human Milk Banks for free, and find further information about human milk banking.

Webinar materials, 28 February 2019

Audio recording (MP3, 51.6 MB)
Slide deck (PDF, 3.9 MB)