Maternal and Infant Nutrition - RD94

Maternal and Infant Nutrition

by Brenda Dobson, RD, MS, LD
RD94
(4.6 / 453 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (10.00 CPEU)

Summary:

The latest edition information on all aspects of nutrition from birth through weaning with special attention given to breastfeeding mothers (lactation problems, nutritional needs of infants and mothers), plus bottle feeding, formulas, introducing solid foods and weaning. Includes forms and handouts suitable for duplication. Brenda is director of the Iowa State WIC program, and state nutrition coordinator.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Discuss growth patterns of infants from birth to 12 months.
  • List the benefits of breastfeeding to mothers and infants.
  • Define feeding practices that result in breastfeeding success in the early weeks.
  • Suggest roles for nutrition professionals in breastfeeding promotion and support.
  • Describe the maternal and infant factors affecting milk volume.
  • Analyze the diet of a breastfeeding woman and make recommendations for improving the quality of her diet.
  • Evaluate infant feeding patterns to determine adequacy of intake.
  • Compare and contrast the composition of breastmilk and formula.
  • Describe feeding recommendations for normal healthy infants.
  • Recommend weaning strategies for breastfed and formula-fed infants.
  • Describe the progression of foods in relationship to infant development.
  • Discuss the feeding relationship and the roles of infants and parents at different ages through the first year.
  • Discuss various types of formulas and indications for their use.
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Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
 
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 4000, 4140, 4150, 5060 and performance indicators of 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 8.3.6, 8.3.7. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).