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The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee will host a webinar on breastfeeding and the benefits for little preemies on April 20

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Murfreesboro, TN – The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee (MMBTN) invites the public to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m. CST from Dr. Janet Colson, RD of Middle Tennessee State University and Dr. Susan Campbell, Executive Director of MMBTN.

Colson will discuss the nutritional benefits of human milk for human babies and Campbell will share the benefits of pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) for premature NICU babies. Colson is a professor of nutrition at Middle Tennessee State University and a registered dietitian. She focuses on maternal and child nutrition. She has contributed to publications with McGraw Hill, Pearson and Cengage Publishing. Colson is the editor of two McGraw Hill books, Annual Editions in Food and Nutrition and Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Food and Nutrition.

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Campbell practiced neonatology and cared for premature babies in need in central Tennessee for 30 years. She is a physician and lactation consultant as well as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

“Most people know that breast milk is best for babies, but they may not know that for tiny babies it can be a medical necessity and a life saver. Mothers whose babies arrive prematurely are often unable to provide them with milk. mothers who cannot breastfeed depend on donations of milk from healthy breastfeeding individuals,” Campbell said. “MMBTN is delighted to partner with Dr. Colson to provide this quality learning opportunity.

Register now for the Webinar

To register for the webinar, please visit milkbanktn.org. The webinar is hosted by MMBTN intern Hannah Van Houten, a graduate student in public health at Middle Tennessee State University.