Miris Interviews

Alongside our mission to make individual nutrition available globally to improve neonatal health, our goal is to create awareness, inspiration and dialogue.

One of the ways we do this is by organizing a series of interviews with our customers, partners and other prominent experts on topics relating to neonatal health and nutrition for preterm babies.

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Advancing Neonatal Nutrition: Insights from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital NICU’s Use of Miris HMA® 

In the dynamic landscape of neonatal care, precision and tailored nutrition play a pivotal role in ensuring the optimal growth and development of premature infants. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital NICU, a Level 4 facility with 36 beds in Washington DC, is renowned for its commitment to innovative approaches in neonatal care. In 2020 their NICU invested in Miris HMA® to further improve the nutritional care they provide to their patients. Miris interviewed registered dietitians Sejal Dave and Loredana Cunningham to hear how Miris HMA® has reshaped their approach to neonatal nutrition and elevated the standard of care for premature infants in their unit.

Read the interview here.

Target Fortification at Nürnberg Hospital

In collaboration with the neonatal care department at Nürnberg Hospital in Germany, Miris has produced a film that guides the viewer through their targeted fortification process with Miris HMA®.

The team, led by Professor Dr. Christoph Fusch, guides you thorough their processes and the results they have seen after implementation of human milk analysis and target fortification. among other things, they talk about how the implementation of target fortification has led to a two week reduction in length of stay compared to comparable dioagnosis-reletade groups i Germany.

Advancing Neonatal Nutritional Care

An Interview with Stephanie Merlino Barr and Sharon Groh-Wargo

Stephanie Merlino Barr and Sharon Groh-Wargo have worked together for the past six years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MetroHealth Medical Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The hospital provides medical and surgical care for both adults and children which includes about 3000 deliveries per year and the care of both healthy and high-risk newborns. Stephanie and Sharon are passionate about lactation advocacy and translating human milk and fortification research into clinical practice. We interviewed Stephanie and Sharon to hear more about what challenges and changes they are experiencing in their facility.

Read the interview here.

Empowering parents through human milk analysis

Laura Serke (RD, CSPCC, LD, IBCLC) has worked as a dietitian and lactation consultant at the University of Louisville Hospital (USA) since 2011, offering her expertise in a Level III NICU. After beginning her work in the NICU, she realized how much she needed to learn about human milk. Her interest grew when her team included her in conducting research with the Miris Human Milk AnalyzerTM (Miris HMATM) and updating their human milk policies. Her facility currently uses the Miris HMATM for research and bedside use. We interviewed Laura to hear more about her journey.

Read the interview here.

Human Milk Practices in Norway

Anne Grøvslien has been working within the area of human milk in Oslo, Norway, for nearly forty years. However, her life-long dedication to breastfeeding and human milk reaches far beyond Norway’s borders as she also commits her time to educational collaborations abroad. Miris asked Anne to give us a glimpse into milk banking in Norway, her international engagements, and her hopes for human milk banking in the future.

Read the interview here.

Making the change to Targeted fortification

Dr Jiří Dušek spent 10 years working in a Swedish NICU seeing firsthand how an individualized nutritional program benefits preterm babies. Upon his return to Czechia he was determined to implement individualized nutrition at České Budějovice Hospital NICU, and after only one year he reached his goal. Miris met up with Dr Dušek to hear about how he managed to achieve this change and what results they have seen in their patients.

Read the interview here.

Human Milk Banking in Polen

In 2012 Poland opened its first Milk Bank. Today there are 16 Milk Banks in the country. This development has to a large extent been possible by the efforts of the community and the creation of the “For Life” initiative. Miris Interviewed Dr Aleksandra Wesolowska, Head of Laboratory of Human Milk and Lactation Research at Regional Human Milk Bank in The Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw and President of Human Milk Bank Foundation of Poland to learn more about human milk banking in Poland.

Read the interview here.


Target fortification at the Wake Forest Baptist Health NICU

The Miris HMA™ was cleared by FDA in the end of December 2018. Soon after the company received a request from the Wake Forest Baptist Health NICU and they subsequently became the first NICU in US with the FDA cleared version of the Miris HMA™. Over a year down the road we checked in with Doctor Amit Chandel, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, to hear how the Miris HMA™ has improved the nutritional care of their smallest babies.

Read the interview here.


Target Fortification for improved growth

With colleagues at McMaster University in Canada, Prof Dr Christoph Fusch recently published a single-center, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial in Clinical Nutrition on how an individualized nutritional strategy called target fortification can help improve outcomes for preterm babies. Miris interviewed Prof Dr Christoph Fusch to hear more.

Read the interview here.



Target fortification is used to tailor human milk for different nutritional needs by analysing the milk prior to fortification. By knowing the macronutrient content it becomes easy to identify if fortification is needed.

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