University of Virginia's Guide to
Implementing an Exclusive Human Milk Diet (EHMD) for Infants Born <1250 g and Assessing Outcomes


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the teamwork, steps taken, and systems built to secure, implement, and maintain an EHMD
  • Review clinical and cost outcomes
  • Gain guidance for other healthcare systems to successfully navigate the processes involved in implementing an EHMD to achieve desired clinical outcomes


speaker-andimarkell-200px Moderator
Andi Markell, RD, LD
Medical Science Liason
Prolacta Bioscience


Jonathan R. Swanson MD, MSc
Chief Quality Officer for Children’s Services,
Medical Director for the NICU
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital 


Patti H. Perks MS, RDN, CNSC
Pediatric Nutrition Assistant Manager
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital



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