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Milk Composition and Maternal Nutrition: Understanding the Impact and Outcomes

by Rosa Sorribas, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Online Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Learning
Abstract:

As opposed to being considered the optimal way to feed a baby, breastfeeding should instead be considered the norm. Human milk is the most appropriate food for all babies, even if the mother is experiencing health issues or challenging life conditions. Human milk, despite maternal conditions, is the best source of food for children. Lifestyle, maternal diet, environmental exposures, and stress, among other factors, can impact health outcomes. This leads to the question of whether these factors can also affect human milk composition. Can babies become nutritionally deficient from the composition of their mother’s milk? What is deficiency? How are those thresholds calculated? This presentation will shed light on this subject, which is undergoing a tremendous amount of new research.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Identify the major components in human milk.

Objective 2: Identify which components in human milk depend on maternal diet.

Objective 3: Discuss how specific nutritional deficiencies may affect the mother or baby's health.

Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks