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Understanding Zika and Lyme and Breastfeeding

by Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

With the recent spread of the virus, Zika and the bacterial infection, Lyme Disease, many pregnant and breastfeeding families worry about the potential impact on their babies. There is a great deal of inaccurate information on the internet regarding these diseases that many parents encounter. Having good resources and current information on these emerging diseases is imperative for new families. This presentation will address transmission of the diseases, risks to babies prenatally and during breastfeeding, and precautions for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to take.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Identify main source of transmission of Zika and Lyme disease
Objective 2: Identify at least one potential risk during pregnancy or breastfeeding of Zika and Lyme disease
Objective 3: List three ways pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can protect themselves from Zika and Lyme disease

Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks