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  Phenylketonuria and the Breastfed Infant: Assisting parents with its impact from initiation to weaning


Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. Yet, anyone who helps a breastfeeding mother will need to understand multiple facets of this metabolic disorder—the differences between human milk and cow’s milk, the consequences if the phenylalanine is not metabolized, and how to help the mother who wants to breastfeed.
In this learning program, you’ll begin to understand your role and how to prioritize your care for the breastfeeding couplet who are facing this chronic condition from the time the baby is diagnosed until he is weaned.
The goal of this learning program is to help you assist parents of infants born with PKU to overcome the barriers to breastfeeding initiation and continuation.

This Program is Best For:

  • Lactation consultants
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Doulas
  • Midwives
  • Anyone in a position to promote breastfeeding with pregnant women
Helpful For:
Love to learn at your own pace? This learning program is for you. All-online and available anytime, day or night.
  • Webcast
  • Electronic multiple-choice post-test
  • Downloadable and Printable Certificate of Completion in PDF format
Time Allotment:
The number of hours needed to complete this program is approximately 3.

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Expiration Date:
This program expires 6 months from the date of purchase. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.

Continuing Education Credits Included:
  • 2.5 L-CERPs
  • 2.5 contact hours
CERPs for topic areas of the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline:
  • 2.5 in Pathology
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