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A Dairy-free Mediterranean Diet and the Impact on Colic and Allergy in Infants Receiving Human Milk

by Joanna Nawfal, RN, MSN, 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

Colic and allergy symptoms are problems commonly encountered in newborns exclusively receiving human milk, and are thought to be triggered by inflammatory responses in the gut. Maternal diet, especially cow’s milk intake, has been associated with infantile colic and allergies, but no previous studies have examined the effect of a Mediterranean diet. Thus, this new research aims to investigate whether maternal adherence to a dairy-free Mediterranean diet, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, reduces colic and allergy symptoms in infants exclusively fed human milk. This presentation will discuss the methodology of this recent study and present the results of the Mediterranean diet on allergy symptoms and average daily crying of infants.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe the components of a Mediterranean diet.

Objective 2: Discuss what the current literature shows about the effect of the mother's food on the breastfeeding dyad.

Objective 3: Describe how diet affected colic and allergy symptoms in the referenced study.

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