Continuing Education for Lactation Consultants

As Lactation Consultants, it’s important for us to stay up to date on the latest research, best practices, and global perspectives. Not only are we empowered with new skills, but we can directly see the impact on our clients breastfeeding outcomes. Providing lactation continuing education since 2007, GOLD Learning is the largest online resource for breastfeeding education professionals. The packages below have been curated through our GOLD Lactation Online Conferences, individual webinars and through partnerships with Lactation Associations and Organizations.

The following online presentations are accredited for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) and are applicable for recertification towards your International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC's), Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) & Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) credentials. The type of online IBCLC CERPs can be identified by hovering over the "details" link. Lectures will be designated L-CERPs, E-CERPs and R-CERPs. GOLD Learning has been designated as a Long Term Provider of CERPs by the IBLCE - Approval #CLT114-07.

Viewing Time: When purchasing multiple packages at the same time, the viewing time becomes cumulative!

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$110.00 USD

Breastfeeding Essentials: From Assessment to Problem Solving Lecture Pack

With the explosion of research and new developments in the field of human lactation over the past few years, it seems like new information is coming out every day. Our breastfeeding essentials package was designed to bring together some of the leading experts in the field to provide an overview of the most up to date research and recommendations for practice on some of the hottest topics in lactation.

Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC, La Leche League Leader
Everything Old is New Again
Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-perinatal Loss
Diana West, BA, IBCLC
Postpartum Nipple Pain: Causes, Treatments, and Empathy
Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
Recognizing When Things Are Heading South
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Using Gravity-Assisted Positions to Prevent Early Breastfeeding Problems
Barbara Wilson-Clay, BSEd, IBCLC, FILCA
Maternal & Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding: Essential Concepts for Midwives
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 10/06/2016
CERP: 6
L-CERP: 6
ACNM: 6
Midwifery CEU: 0.6
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$45.00 USD

GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2018

Be inspired at our annual GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations! This one day event is comprised of 3 BRAND NEW Presentations by several of our most popular past GOLD Lactation Conference Speakers. Dive into some fascinating new talks from Dr. Amy Brown, Michelle Emanuel and Laurel Wilson as they educate us about breastfeeding trauma, interoception, and the impact of a breastfeeding person's diet on milk composition.

Free to GOLD Learning Delegates with Alumni Status - Do you have Alumni status? As a special thank you to our past participants that have attended 5 or more Conferences, you are invited to attend with a complimentary registration. Add this package to your cart and follow the check out process. When prompted, login with your GOLD Learning associated email address and on the final step, the discount will be automatically applied. A separate invitation email will also be sent to our Alumni Status Delegates. Not sure if you're elgible, check your Alumni Status here.

GOLD Annual Members: Please note that GOLD Annual Membership is not the same thing as having Alumni Status. You will still be able to enjoy a 10% discount from your registration fee!

Amy Brown, PhD, Professor
Breastfeeding trauma: how can we recognise and support mothers who wanted to breastfeed but were unable to meet their goals?
Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, CIMI, CST, NBCR, RYT 200
Interoception: Beyond the Homunculus....the real Sixth Sense and its primary function as Sensory input to the Autonomic Nervous System
Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE
Hold the Phone! Diet Does Matter During Breastfeeding: Implication of Diet on Fatty Acid Composition and Other Nutrients
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 17/10/2017
CERP: 3
L-CERP: 3
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$15.00 USD

Infant Feeding Behaviors as a Measure of Neurodevelopment

Infant feeding behavior is a complex neurodevelopment behavior. Infant feeding is compressed of infants' latch and SuPPRT (sucking pressure pattern regulated over time) in both bottle and breastfeeding sessions. In preterm bottle feeding infants, the regulation of these two components is a measure of neurodevelopment. However, infants' latch and SuPPRT in breastfeeding has not been explored. Dr. Lucas will review infants' latch and SuPPRT during bottle and breastfeeding and explore how these differences make breastfeeding a more sensitive newborn neurodevelopmental measure. Finally, Dr. Lucas will propose why we should consider differences in infant latch and SuPPRT to be a neurodevelopmental infant measure.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Ruth Lucas, PhD, RNC, CLS
Infant feeding behaviors as a measure of neurodevelopment
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$265.00 USD

Lactation Conference 2017

Originally offered in 2017 at our GOLD Lactation Conference.It is a resource suitable for all skill levels and is a perfect fit for IBCLC's, Lactation Consultants, Nurses, Lactation Educators, Breastfeeding Counselors, Mother to Mother (Peer to Peer) Support Workers, Midwives, Physicians, Dietitians, Doulas, Childbirth Educators and anyone else working or studying within the maternal-child health industry.

Lori J. Isenstadt, IBCLC, CCE, CBD
The original foster-mother were wet nurses
1000 Days in Gap City: Exploring the Relationship Between the Breastfeeding Gap and the Word Gap
Resolving Cultural Conflicts in Nighttime Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep
Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC
From the NICU to the home: mother’s experiences
Alexandra Walker, BSN, MA, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Chasing the Butterfly: Understanding How the Thyroid Gland Impacts Breastfeeding
When Tears Flow and Milk Doesn’t: Support Through Breastfeeding Grief
Cindy Leclerc, RN IBCLC
Jana Stockham, RN IBCLC
Preventing the Plunge: Why the First 2 Weeks are Crucial for Breastfeeding Duration.
Dr. Satish Tiwari, M D (Pediatrics), LLB
Legal and Ethical issues in Infant Feeding
Zainab Yate, BSc, MSc, Doctoral Student
Breastfeeding / Nursing Aversion and Agitation (BAA) in breastfeeding mothers
Debbie Albert, PhD, BSN, IBCLC
RAYNAUDS: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE
Understanding Zika and Lyme and Breastfeeding
Lifting up the Lactation Profession
Joy MacTavish, IBCLC, RLC, MA
Mindful Breastfeeding: How Lactation Professionals Can Support Calm and Connection
Christy Jo Hendricks, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, CD(DONA), CCCE
Bridging the Gaps to Provide a Continuum of Care
Supporting Breastfeeding People in the Legal System
The Maternal-Child Microbiome or: The “Oro-boobular axis”
The Power of Mentorship
Infant and young child feeding in emergencies: Background, best practice, and what you can do
Amy Brown, PhD, Professor
Breastfeeding as a Public Health Issue: Do we Have the Right Approach?
Ruth Lucas, PhD, RNC, CLS
Infant feeding behaviors as a measure of neurodevelopment
Barbara D. Robertson, BA, MA, IBCLC, RLC
Breastfeeding: Baby’s First Milestone
Joy MacTavish, IBCLC, RLC, MA
Sending Reports: What’s in it for IBCLCs?
Judy Terwilliger, RN, CMT, FBT
How B.E.S.T. (Basic Evaluation of Structural Tension) Relates to Breast©
A Community of Breastfeeding
Lactation helpline in Indonesia: is it needed?
Heidi Lam, B.So.Sci, IBCLC
Breastfeeding in Hong Kong and traditional Chinese wisdom on confinement practices
Anna Kotlinska, PhD Candidate, Masters of Midwifery
Rusty pipe syndrome: a case report from Poland
Tamara Drenttel Brand, MA, MPH, IBCLC
Contextualizing Breastfeeding in Lebanon
Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25.5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: 22/06/2017
CERP: 25.5
L-CERP: 23.5
E-CERP: 2
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$15.00 USD

When Tears Flow and Milk Doesn’t: Support Through Breastfeeding Grief

Some women who initiate breastfeeding will not meet their duration goals. There are a number of factors that contribute to undesired weaning. For a woman who ceases breastfeeding before she desires to do so, it can be devastating. For the lactation professional or peer supporter, this can also feel like failure. Grief counseling and ethical principles are applicable to supporting a mother grieving the loss of the breastfeeding relationship she desired. This presentation uses case studies to address the questions of how breastfeeding supporters ethically and compassionately support mothers who end their breastfeeding journey before they wish to, how lactation professionals and peer supporters can manage our own feelings in these situations, and what are the ramifications of these cases as we continue to share accurate breastfeeding information in the face of media-driven culture in which infant feeding is loaded with guilt, shame, and fear.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

When Tears Flow and Milk Doesn’t: Support Through Breastfeeding Grief
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Human Milk: Defense Against Pathogens

When antibiotics were first broadly introduced in the 1930s, they were considered the most important advancement in modern medicine. Deaths attributed to communicable diseases were drastically reduced leading to the belief that infectious diseases were conquerable. Bacteria, however, counter antibiotic chemotherapy with resistance mechanisms that result in the emergence of infections untreatable by the current artillery of therapeutics. Efforts to develop new antimicrobial agents with unique structural motifs and novel modes of action to fight multi-drug resistant pathogens are ongoing. During this seminar, I will discuss our groups ongoing efforts to develop human milk oligosaccharides as novel antimicrobial agents.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2018 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Human Milk: Defense Against Pathogens
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 11/07/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
CNE: 1
Dietetics CEU: 1
Midwifery CEU: 0.1
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$85.00 USD

Tongue-tie Lecture Pack

This package addresses the problems faced by infants with structural challenges and compromised sucking skills. As well, this special package touches on current lactation research, and staff education of this health care specialty. This lecture series was originally offered during GOLD Lactation 2014 and GOLD Perinatal 2014.

Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, RCST
The Faux Tie: When is a "Tongue-tie" NOT a Tongue-tie?
Diagnosis and Management of Tongue Tie and Lip Tie in Breastfeeding
Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, NBCI
The New IBC Tongue Tie Assessment Tool: From Validation to Practice
Dr. James Murphy, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC
Ankyloglossia – Recognition of the many different forms & Impact on Breastfeeding and Lifelong Health
Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC
New Thoughts on Infant Pre and Post-Frenotomy Care
Renee Beebe, M.Ed., RLC, IBCLC
Helping Parents Navigate the Roller Coaster Ride of Tongue-Tie and Breastfeeding
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6.0 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 02/06/2014
CERP: 6.0
L-CERP: 5.0
R-CERP: 1.0
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$10.00 USD

Podium Research Presentations Lecture Pack #1

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
This lecture pack consist of three presentations presented during the Podium Research Presentations on Friday, October 14th
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package

Fetal and Labor Stress and Breastfeeding
Amy G. Bryant, MD, MSCR
Lactational Effects of Contraceptive Hormones: an Evaluation (LECHE)
Reducing Intensive Care Admissions for Asymptomatic Hypoglycemia
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 22/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
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$15.00 USD

Supporting Breastfeeding People in the Legal System

Breastfeeding women find themselves in need of assistance in a wide variety of legal contexts. This session reviews the options available to lactating women in custody disputes, as criminal defendants, as witnesses, when called for jury duty, and as immigration detainees.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Supporting Breastfeeding People in the Legal System
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
E-CERP: 1
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$110.00 USD

Advanced Clinical & Business Skills for Lactation Consultants in Private Practice Lecture Pack

This lecture package brings together an exciting mix of expert information about business sense and clinical skills for the lactation consultant in or considering private practice. Learn more about getting started in private practice, ways to diversify your practice, consult time management, wound care and more.

Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC
Beyond the Basics of Latch: Support strategies for helping babies when the basics aren’t enough
Denise Altman, RN, IBCLC/RLC
Growing Your Practice
Cynthia Good, MS, LMHCA, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM
The Rug Pulled Out from Underneath Me: Depression During Pregnancy and After Birth
Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
How to start a private lactation practice
Elizabeth Myler, BS, BSN, IBCLC, RLC
Wound Care for Gnarly Nipples - What, Why, When to Treat
Melissa Morgan, IBCLC, RLC, CLE
Renee Beebe, M.Ed., RLC, IBCLC
Developing a lactation program in the physician's office
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 14/06/2016
CERP: 6
L-CERP: 6
Ethics for Lactation Consultants - E CERPs
$75.00 USD

Exploring Ethics for Lactation Consultants

Welcome to your one stop shopping for E-Cerps! Along with providing IBCLC's with all of the E-Cerps necessary for re-certification, this lecture pack provides the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the hot topics in lactation ethics. From helping families online to the WHO Code to milk sharing, there are numerous situations that can present ethical challenges when working with today's breastfeeding/chestfeeding families. Join our expert speakers to learn more about how you can ensure that you are providing care in a manner that is in line with your professional code of conduct.

Contact us here if you would like to get our group rate! (available for 5 or more per group)

Fiona Woollard, PhD, Associate Professor in Philosophy
You Don’t Have To: The Duty Mistake, The Justification Trap and Perceived Pressure to Breastfeed
Keeping the Fox Out of the Chicken Coop: Safeguarding Your Reputation Against Baby Feeding Industry Influence
Barbara D. Robertson, BA, MA, IBCLC, RLC
Deconstructing Online Messaging: Ethical Considerations
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Applying Bioethics to Milk Banking and Milk Sharing
Ethical Issues in Breastfeeding
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 6 Weeks  |   Added: 16/05/2018
CERP: 5
E-CERP: 5
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$15.00 USD

Breastfeeding / Nursing Aversion and Agitation (Baa) in Breastfeeding Mothers

Aversion to breastfeeding or agitation while breastfeeding is known to occur in some women who breastfeed while pregnant, or who tandem feed a newborn and a toddler. However, it is a little researched area, and the paucity of published literature around breastfeeding aversion and agitation reveals a significant gap in the literature. My presentation presents the findings of an exploratory online survey that sheds light on what appears to be a commonly experienced phenomenon of aversion and agitation whilst breastfeeding, which varies in form, severity and duration. BAA is characterised by feelings of anger or rage, a skin crawling sensation and an urge to remove the suckling infant, but can also be feelings of agitation and irritability whilst the infant is latched. Mothers who experience BAA still continue to breastfeed, but have feelings of guilt and shame about BAA and are often confused about having feelings of BAA. Research is needed to understand the reasons for BAA, its causes, triggers and strategies to minimize the experience in breastfeeding mothers.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Zainab Yate, BSc, MSc, Doctoral Student
Breastfeeding / Nursing Aversion and Agitation (BAA) in breastfeeding mothers
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Making it Work: Supporting Nursing Moms at Work

Cathy is an expert in the field of lactation support in the workplace and her presentation offers insights into the challenges faced by working mothers who are breastfeeding and provides workable solutions and resources for both mothers and employers.

The content of this wonderful session addresses needs of employed breastfeeding women, including emotional constraints, establishing and sustaining milk production, rebuilding milk production, helping women navigate avenues of support, talking with supervisors and coworkers about their needs, counseling mothers about specific pumping strategies and schedules tailored to the mother’s work situation, and sharing available resources.

Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA
Making it Work: Supporting Nursing Moms at Work
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 3 Weeks  |   Added: 29/03/2017
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Chasing the Butterfly: Understanding How the Thyroid Gland Impacts Breastfeeding

Often overlooked and as elusive as the butterfly it resembles, the thyroid gland may lurk behind a number of breastfeeding difficulties, including low-supply, over-supply, and overt lactation failure. Recent research has revealed that thyroid disorders during pregnancy and postpartum are more common than previously thought. A substantial amount of our current professional discourse centers around tongue-tie, which occurs in anywhere from 4.2%-10.7% of babies, while thyroid disorders in lactating women may in fact be more prevalent than tongue tie, affecting anywhere from 6.7%-13.3% of women in the postpartum period. Even more alarming is that as many 50-80% of these cases may be missed by a woman's healthcare provider. During this presentation, you will gain a basic understanding of how the thyroid gland functions and the various ways in which a dysfunctional thyroid can adversely affect lactation. You will also learn which signs and symptoms warrant a referral to a primary health care provider. We will review the latest evidence-based thyroid hormone reference values appropriate for a woman during pregnancy and postpartum so that, if your patient does undergo testing, you will feel confident discussing those results with her. Finally, we will discuss some herbal and dietary recommendations for improving thyroid function.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Alexandra Walker, BSN, MA, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Chasing the Butterfly: Understanding How the Thyroid Gland Impacts Breastfeeding
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$7.50 USD

Scaling Up Skills and Reliability of Breastfeeding Peer Counselors - 7 Years of Malaysian Experience

The roles of peer counselors (PC) in breastfeeding support is important to reach mothers and families in community as they would bridge the gaps within the warm chain of breastfeeding support. However, challenges has overcome in many forms, especially their reliability in providing breastfeeding support skills and knowledge. Malaysian Breastfeeding Peer Counselors (MBfPC) program has started in 2010 to enhance breastfeeding support for Malaysian community. Its training syllabus were adapted and modulated to be culturally acceptable. More than 500 PCs were trained.

The original syllabus was continuously being revised prior to each training since Malaysia is multicultural with great diversity, with few adaptations of new tools to enhance the understanding among the trainees whom majority are not health personnel. MBfPC Association (MBfPCA) is responsible to reliability queries by other parties, thus overseen the needs for MBfPC training reform. Three training levels were introduced in 2016; entrance, advanced, and train-of-trainers; to increase reliability of certified PC, even though the sustainability of the network is yet to be observed. The mechanisms used to select, train and certify the PCs had strengthened the roles and functional relevancy of MBfPCA existence in Malaysian scenario. This presentation will share the challenges and framework of capacity building among PCs to function as breastfeeding peer supporters in Malaysian context.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2018 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Nadrah A. Arifin, MBBS, MPH, IBCLC
Scaling Up Skills and Reliability of Breastfeeding Peer Counselors - 7 Years of Malaysian Experience
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 11/07/2019
CERP: .5
L-CERP: .5
CNE: 0.5
Midwifery CEU: 0.05
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$15.00 USD

Ready, Set, Listen! Preparing to Hear the Missing Voices of the Lactation Consultant Profession

GOLD Lactation, ILCA, IBCLE & LEAARC teamed up to put on a pre-Summit webinar to the 2014 Lactation Summit that was held on July 27 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. This talk will help you better understand issues related to inequities in access to the lactation consultant profession, what institutional oppression is and how it occurs, the ethical rationale for dismantling institutional oppression, and the change process that individuals and institutions experience when engaging in this work.

Cynthia Good, MS, LMHCA, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM
Ready, Set, Listen! Preparing to Hear the Missing Voices of the Lactation Consultant Profession
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1.5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 09/12/2014
CERP: 1.5
E-CERP: .75
R-CERP: .75
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$10.00 USD

Founders' Lecture "Breastfeeding Research in Pelotas: How Science Can Influence Global Policy"

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
I discussed how the research on breastfeeding carried out at the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil) has helped shape global policies on the recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, the use of child growth standards based on breastfed children, and the harmful long-term consequences of artificial feeding.

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.

Founders' Lecture "Breastfeeding Research in Pelotas: How Science Can Influence Global Policy"
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 22/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
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$15.00 USD

The Maternal-Child Microbiome Or: The “Oro-Boobular Axis”

Did you know that a mother who breastfeeds her child is more likely to "match" as an organ donor than a mother who does not breastfeed her child? How does that happen? The answer may lie in the Maternal-Newborn Microbiome, AKA "The Oro-boobular" axis. The scientific world is exploding with excitement over the discovery of the microbiome. While it appears clear that a suckling infant's intestinal microbiome communicates with the mother's lactocyte and perhaps beyond, little is known about the effects of this communication in practical terms. This presentation will review what is known and attempt to explain what it means, both now and in the future.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

The Maternal-Child Microbiome or: The “Oro-boobular axis”
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1