Neonatal Feeding Assessment and Nutritional Interventions

April 29, 2021 4:00 pm

Attendees will learn to properly evaluate infant growth using appropriate growth charts. Neonatal nutrition management including formula selection, supplementation and promotion of oral feedings will be discussed. Attendees will learn how to intervene if infants are not meeting or are exceeding growth goals. Lastly, we will discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and review the roles of each provider.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the components of oral feeding assessed using the Neonatal Eating Outcome Assessment, its psychometrics and current research
  • Evaluate growth goals of infants and how nutrition interventions can aid in obtaining growth goals
  • Understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to infant nutrition within inpatient and outpatient settings

Speakers

  • Roberta (Bobbi) Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT

    Dr. Pineda served in pediatric clinical roles at Tampa General Rehabilitation, All Children’s Hospital, Duke University Medical Center and University of Florida Shands Hospital from 1992 through 2006, where she gained expertise with outpatient and inpatient pediatric therapy, including services to fragile infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. The premature birth of her first child in addition to her ongoing interest in learning, led her to pursue her doctorate to conduct research with premature infants. Her dissertation investigated an educational intervention to promote breastfeeding in very low birth weight infants. Upon graduation with her doctorate in 2006, she began working at Washington University, where she spent 12 years exploring factors that can improve the lives of infants born prematurely.

    She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the National Association of Neonatal Therapists. She is the co-chair of the Neonatal Therapy Certification Board, which aims to validate the experience and knowledge of those practicing in this advanced area of occupational therapy.

    She joined USCs faculty in early 2020, and plans to continue her research that can impact the lives of high-risk infants and families, and continue mentoring and advising occupational therapy students.

    Financial Disclosures: Receives a salary from USC; Receiving an honorarium from Feeding Matters for CE session at the 2021 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference; Dr. Pineda is the author of the Neonatal Eating Outcome Assessment, the copyright to the assessment is held by the Washington University Office of Technology Management and is available to researchers and clinicians 'at cost' with no financial benefit to Dr. Pineda

    Nonfinancial Disclosures: Serves as a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; a member of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists; co-chair of the Neonatal Therapy Certification Board

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  • Brittani Clark, MS, RD, CD, CLC

    Brittani Clark, MS, RD, CD, CLC has been a clinical dietitian at Children’s Wisconsin for over 11 years. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences. She went onto complete her Dietetic Internship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and her Master’s Degree in nutrition at Case Western Reserve University. Brittani currently works providing nutrition care in a level 4 NICU as well as with inpatients with Cystic Fibrosis.

    Financial Disclosures: Receives a salary from Children’s Wisconsin; is receiving an honorarium from Feeding Matters for CE session at the 2021 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference

    Nonfinancial Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

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  • Rebecca Pipkorn, RD, CD, CNSC

    Rebecca Pipkorn is a clinical dietitian specialist at Children´s Wisconsin. She works in the gastroenterology department and specializes in malnutrition and enteral tube feeding. Rebecca studied dietetics at Michigan State University and completed an internship at the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. She has worked as a pediatric dietitian for almost 20 years.

    Financial Disclosures: Receives a salary from Children’s Wisconsin

    Nonfinancial Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

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