Supported by an educational grant from Nestlé Nutrition Institute
There has been lot of media attention on the potential for prebiotics and probiotics to prevent the development of allergies as well as to prevent and/or treat gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea and colic in infants, but not all of the information parents of infants and young children get from the lay media is accurate or reliable. Pediatricians and other clinicians who advise parents about infant and child nutrition are challenged to provide parents with up-to-date information about this rapidly evolving field of study. In this video, the expert faculty discuss key issues regarding the importance of the infant gut microbiome and our still-evolving understanding of its critical role in the development of a healthy immune system, as well as its direct effects in the gastrointestinal tract. Topics include the safe and efficacious use of prebiotics, probiotics, and human milk oligosaccarides that are being made commercially available in infant formulas.
Pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric and family nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), dietitians, and other clinicians who advise parents about the nutritional needs of infants and children
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Describe the intestinal microbiome and the role of pre- and probiotics in pediatric health and development of the immune system
Identify factors, including vaginal birth and breastfeeding, that promote healthful microbial colonization of the infant gut
Recommend evidence-based strategies for using probiotics in the management of pediatric diarrhea and colic
Advise parents about the evolving understanding of the benefits of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) added to infant formula
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In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.
Chair Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH - Chair Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Chief, Division of General Pediatrics University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Dr. Cabana is a consultant for BioGaia, Genentech, Inc., Nestlé Nutrition, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. He is also on the speakers’ bureau for Merck & Co, Inc
Ardythe L. Morrow, PhD Director, Human Milk Research Laboratory Professor, Departments of Environmental Health, Pediatrics, and Nutrition University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Morrow has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Philip M. Sherman, MD, FRCPC Hospital for Sick Children Staff Gastroenterologist Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Professor of Paediatrics, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, and Dentistry University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Sherman is on the speakers’ bureaus for Mead Johnson Nutrition and Nestlé Nutrition.
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Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Haymarket Medical Education and Nestlé Nutrition Institute. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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