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Parental Feeding Trends: Separating Fact from Fiction

Sunday, Oct. 17, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Central

In the last few years, an increasing number of parents are using donor breast milk, formula imported from other countries, toddler formulas and homemade formulas when feeding infants. As healthcare providers, there is a responsibility to make sure patients are receiving safe and optimal nutrition, as well as to provide evidence-based recommendations to parents. Extensive research has been conducted on these infant feeding trends. The briefing will educate FNCE® attendees on the science of infant formula compositions and on new data on the increasing use of home-made infant formula, unsafe human milk sharing practices, and the use of toddler formulas for infants.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the regulatory processes in place for infant formula. They will gain insights and resources to discuss with parents and other healthcare professionals regarding FDA oversight of infant formula.

Presented by FNCE® Signature Sponsor: Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the Infant Formula Act and Associated Regulations
  • Explain the reasons why parents use European Infant formula and safety concerns on its use
  • Identify the dangers of home-made infant formula and informal human milk sharing


Anthony Porto, MD, MPH
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Yale University, School of Medicine

Dina M. DiMaggio, MD
Pediatric Associates of NYC, Department of Pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Center


Jessica Thornton, MS, RDN, CSP, CNSC, CLC
Medical Science Liaison
Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition

Anthony Porto, MD, MPH

Anthony Porto, MD, MPH

Dina M. DiMaggio, MD
Dina M. DiMaggio, MD
Jessica Thornton

Jessica Thornton, MS, RDN, CSP, CNSC, CLC