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Common Infant Digestive Health Concerns and Useful Support Strategies

by Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes
Abstract:

This session will focus on common concerns regarding infant digestive health and useful support strategies that care providers can incorporate into their work with families. We will discuss what's normal and what's not in regard to stooling, spit up/reflux, colic/fussiness, food sensitivities, and more. Many parents are coping with babies that are uncomfortable and unhappy due to digestive health concerns. Dealing with a fussy, uncomfortable baby is emotionally and physically draining. Having a basic understanding of infant gut health and care strategies can be useful tools for any type of practitioner working with infants.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe how the GI tract develops.

Objective 2: Identify infant stooling patterns and concerns.

Objective 3: Identify care plan ideas for infants coping with digestive issues

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