Maternal and Infant Nutrition - CHES94

Maternal and Infant Nutrition

by Patricia J. Becker, MS, RD, CSP, CNSC
CHES94
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This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (10.00 CECH)

Summary:

The first year of life is unparalleled in terms of rate of growth and development for the infant. To provide the infant with the best possible start, it is essential that all nutrient needs be met and that positive and supportive feeding techniques are established. Breastfeeding is the optimal feeding for healthy newborns, so several chapters in this course focus on breastfeeding. Since maternal nutritional status influences the quality and quantity of breastmilk consumed by infants, one chapter deals exclusively with this topic. Some women choose not to breastfeed or discontinue breastfeeding before their infants are a year old. Therefore, formula feeding also is discussed in detail. The last chapter covers weaning and introducing solid foods. With review exercises and case studies, this course is designed to increase your knowledge, confidence, and competence in providing nutrition services to families with infants.

Objectives:

The course will be discontinued on December 31, 2019. Please plan to finish the course by December 30th if you wish to earn credit for it.
 
The goal of this course is to increase the knowledge, confidence, and competence of nutrition professionals in providing nutrition services to families with infants. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss growth patterns of infants from birth to 12 months.
  • List six or more benefits mothers and infants gain from breastfeeding.
  • Define at least three feeding practices that result in breastfeeding success in the early weeks.
  • Suggest roles for nutrition professionals in breastfeeding promotion and support.
  • Describe five factors which can impact milk volume.
  • Analyze the diet of a breastfeeding woman and make recommendations for improvement.
  • 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 multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
 
Health educators: 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 or Nurse.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.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 10.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.