The benefits of breast feeding and emerging research on HMOs

About the webinar:

Join Professor Peter Davies in this webinar to delve into the science behind the benefits of breast feeding. You’ll learn why naturally occurring human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) from breast milk are incredibly important for a baby’s optimal growth and development – so much so, they’ve recently been approved for addition to infant formula. The 150-year history and subsequent developments in infant formula will also be discussed.


About the speaker:

Peter Davies is an Honorary Professor of Childhood Nutrition in the Children’s Health Research Centre within the University of Queensland (UQ). He has previously held the positions of Deputy Head and Director of Research in the School of Medicine at UQ, as well as being Director of the Children’s Nutrition Research Centre at UQ.

In his academic role he has published over 500 articles and papers, including 27 book chapters and over 300 peer review manuscripts in the field of nutrition, growth, energy metabolism and body composition in both health and disease.

He is a past member of the NHMRC Dietary Guidelines Working Committee and the NHMRC Infant Feeding Committee Group. He is also a former member of the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers (MAIF) Agreement Complaints Committee.

He was made a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Australia in 2015.

Since early 2018 Professor Davies has worked as an independent consultant and advisor to the food, pharmaceutical and related industries both within Australia and overseas. His work in this capacity includes medical writing, creation of educational modules for healthcare professionals and reviewing and advising on industry product development proposals. He has also chaired and been a member of numerous scientific and other advisory boards for industry partners.


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Continuing Education (USA)
Duration1 hour
CPEUs AwardedN/A
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