Early interventions to support human milk feeding in the NICU – a quality improvement initiative

Tuesday, 04 October 2022

Introduction to the topic

We discuss the value of Own Mother’s Milk (OMM) for infants in the NICU. We review interventions and outcomes and discuss how to monitor and improve lactation processes. 

Learning objectives

  • Value of OMM for vulnerable infants
  • Lactation management: interventions and results
  • Tracking and improving the quality of your lactation management

Event details

Date           04. October 2022

Duration    1 hour

Language  Spanish

Time          5 pm – 6 pm (CEST)

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This webinar is free of charge.

Presenter

Nania Schärer-Hernández, PhD, Global Head of Medical Affairs & Education Maternity Care & NICU, Medela

Nania Schaerer-Hernandez, PhD, Global Head of Medical Affairs & Education Maternity Care & NICU, Medela

Nania is the Global Head of Medical Affairs & Education Maternity Care & NICU at Medela AG in Baar, Switzerland.

Nania earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Universidad Nacional Agraria in Lima, Peru, her Master of Science in Applied Genetics at the University of Birmingham, England, her PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Basel, Switzerland and did her Postdoc in Molecular Virology at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

She has been in the medical device industry since 2007 and was in charge of the global education for a company making intracardiac implants, until she joined Medela in June 2012 as NICU Education Manager. Since January 2021 she is the Global Head of Medical Affairs & Education - Maternity Care & NICU, leading the development of education and training programs within Medela and the wider lactation community. In recent years, the focus of these education efforts has been evidence-based lactation care practices acknowledging own mother’s milk as a medical intervention in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).