Maternal and Infant Nutrition - CHES94

Maternal and Infant Nutrition

by Patricia Becker
(4.7 / 505 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (10.00 CECH)

Price: $129.00
CE-PRO Price: $64.50


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.


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 an interprofessional audience, 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 If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at 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.

Course Originally Released on: 2/7/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/14/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/14/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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KATHLEEN S - Mechanicsville, MD  ·  Nov 13, 2019
Adequate course content.
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Hilary M - Naples, FL  ·  Oct 28, 2019
Very informative. Since I work with newborns for only their first few days of life, I often get questions about what to expect in the first few months. This course gave some great information that I can use to teach my families.
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Angelique W - Beaumont, TX  ·  Oct 12, 2019
Information was very informational.
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Peyton H - Weimar, TX  ·  Sep 23, 2019
this is key for breastfeeding success
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STEPHANIE M - New Castle, DE  ·  Sep 17, 2019
Education was informational and applicable to my patient population.
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Price: $129.00
CE-PRO Price: $64.50