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Featured Course: Human Milk, Access And Safety

Whether you’ve worked in the NICU for decades or are just getting started, you will learn something new in this course.

Speaker: Mitchell Goldstein, MD, MBA, CML

Topic: Human Milk, Access and Safety

Course Description: This course will discuss the issues concerned with providing donated breastmilk. The differences between screening and testing will be presented as well as the risks associated with screening and not routinely testing. Federal and state regulations regarding breastmilk will be provided as well as a list of states with pending legislation.

Speaker Bio:
Mitchell Goldstein, MD, MBA, CML attended the University of Miami’s Honor Program in Medical Education, completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, and finished his Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Goldstein is board certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Goldstein’s most important trait is his tireless devotion to patient access issues. When his hospital and many others nationwide could not purchase equipment vital to patient care, Dr. Goldstein rallied. He wrote senators and congressman. He testified in front of a United States Senate Sub-Committee of the Judiciary regarding the practices of the Group Purchasing Organizations and the potential for restriction of access to vital medical devices. The story of Dr. Goldstein’s vigilance, success in helping modify these practices, and improve patient care made the front page of the New York Times. Dr. Goldstein has been a vocal advocate for “right” sizing technology.

He is a past president of the National Perinatal Association (NPA) and author of the NPA’s Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prophylaxis 2018 Guidelines. Additionally, Dr. Goldstein is editor in chief of Neonatology Today. Dr. Goldstein is the Medical Director of the National Coalition for Infant Health. In this role, he lobbies for access to critical medical therapies and technology development including those essential to the prevention of NEC. He is also the outgoing National Chair of the Section on Advances in Therapeutics & Technology (SOATT) of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Goldstein advocates for improvement in in the physician-patient relationship as crucial in providing exceptional care for our patients. He is a firm believer in physician leadership as a vital part of the pathway to high quality patient care. He is a vocal advocate on payment models that will sustain and support both academic and community physician practices. Adequate remuneration is key to access to care. Dr. Goldstein continues to promote improvement of the medical profession through education, research, and treatment models.

Target Audience: OT, SLP, PT, and neonatal professionals

Educational Level: Intermediate

CE Credit: 1 hour for OT, PT, SLP

Course Fee: $57 or Free for NANT Members


  1. Define the importance of breastmilk.
  2. Identify how breastmilk is regulated.
  3. List the risks of improper breastmilk testing.

Instructional Methods: Recorded webinar, lecture, and PowerPoint slides. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow course.

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