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Microbiome Support for the Breast/Chestfeeding Dyad

by Megan Dunn, BS, IBCLC, CNDLS
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes

The billions of unicellular organisms which form a symbiotic relationship with our bodies provide essential functions which regulate, modulate, and maintain homeostasis. The microbiome has an essential role in prompting a proper immune response, maintaining adequate digestion and metabolic function, managing inflammatory status, supporting mental health, and many more functions which are required for good health. Dysbiotic conditions during the perinatal period are common and impact the infant feeding relationship. In this presentation, participants will learn about the functions of the microbiome as it relates to lactation and infant health as well as the consequences of dysbiosis and its impact on lactation/infant feeding.

Additionally, participants will learn how to address dysbiotic conditions within their profession’s scope. This presentation provides clinically applicable information and recommendations that participants can apply when providing lactation education and developing care plans.

Learning Objectives:

1. List the functions a healthy microbiome regulates.

2. Describe symptoms of microbiome imbalance.

3. Describe how to create and communicate an appropriate care plan for your patient/client according to your scope of practice.

Categories: The Newborn Microbiome,
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