The first year of life is unparalleled in terms of rate of growth and development for the infant. In order 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. Many factors determine an infants’ need for nutrients including body size, rate of growth, reserves acquired in utero by the fetus, and dietary intake. Breastfeeding is the optimal feeding for healthy newborns, so several chapters in this course focus on breastfeeding. The many nutrition, health, and economic benefits of breastfeeding are discussed. Since maternal nutritional status influences the quality and quantity of breastmilk consumed by infants, it must be carefully considered. 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. Special attention is given to the differences in feeding, stooling, and growth patterns between breastfed and formula-fed infants since these parameters are important factors in evaluating infant nutritional status.
Patricia J. Becker, MS, RD, CSP, CNSC is a pediatric dietitian nutrition specialist, board certified in nutrition support and pediatric nutrition with experience in milk bank management, neonatal intensive care, NICU graduate care, baby friend hospital certification, pediatric inpatient, and outpatient care. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters including the Consensus Statement for the Identification and Documentation of Pediatric Malnutrition (undernutrition), and is managing editor for the fifth edition of the Pediatric Nutrition Handbook (Jones and Bartlett publisher). She has served as the chair of the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library Pediatric Nutrition Risk Screening Project. Education: MS, Bridgeport University; BS University of Cincinnati.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)
Commission on Dietetic Registration
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Certified Health Education Specialist
Sponsored by Relias LLC, 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.
American College of Sports Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 10.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.
Chapter One: The Growing Infant
Chapter Two: Nutrient Needs in the First Year
Chapter Three: The Case for Breastfeeding
Chapter Four: The Physiology of Lactation
Chapter Five: Human Milk
Chapter Six: The Breastfed Infant
Chapter Seven: Nutrition Needs of Breastfeeding Women
Chapter Eight: Breastfeeding Promotion and Support
Chapter Nine: The Formula Fed Infant
Chapter Ten: Formula Tolerance and Specialty Formulas
Chapter Eleven: Weaning and Introducing Solid Foods
Review Question Answers
Appendix 1a: Birth to 24 Months: Boys Weight-for-length and Head Circumference Percentiles
Appendix 1b: Birth to 24 Months: Boys Length-for-age and Weight-for-age Percentiles
Appendix 2a: Birth to 24 Months: Girls Weight-for-length and Head Circumference Percentiles
Appendix 2b: Birth to 24 Months: Girls Length-for-age and Weight-for-age Percentiles
Appendix 3a: Fetal-Infant Growth Chart for Preterm Infant Boys
Appendix 3b: Fetal-Infant Growth Chart for Preterm Infant Girls
Appendix 4: Resources for Specialized Growth Charts
Appendix 5: Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for Infants
Appendix 6: Nutrition Questionnaire for Breastfeeding Women
Appendix 7: Nutrition Questionnaire for Infants
Appendix 8: Common Concerns about Breastfeeding
Appendix 9: Nutrient Profile of Mature Human Milk
Appendix 10: Keeping Expressed Breastmilk Safe
Appendix 11: Recommended Books About Breastfeeding
Appendix 12: Nutrition Recommendations for Breastfeeding Women
Appendix 13: Food and Nutrition Programs for Mothers and Children
Appendix 14: Breastfeeding – Off to a Good Start
Appendix 15: Common Breastfeeding Problems
Appendix 16: Composition of Selected Cow’s Milk Formulas
Appendix 17: Guidelines for Bottle Feeding
Appendix 18: Tips for Introducing Solid Foods
Appendix 19: Preparing Baby Foods at Home
Appendix 20: Food for Your Growing Baby
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