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  The Slow to Gain Breastfed Baby


Some mothers notice that their babies who were doing very well and gaining weight very well with exclusive breastfeeding start to gain more slowly after the first two to four months. Even exclusively breastfed babies who experienced quick gains in the first weeks of life can gain more slowly than babies fed artificial infant formula after this point. While this can be alarming, mothers should realize that breastfeeding is the natural and physiologically normal way to feed babies, and the tendency to compare the growth of breastfed infants to their formula-fed peers can sound alarm bells unnecessarily. Learn whether "slow to gain" is different from "failure to thrive" and improve your clinical management skills for breastfed babies who are at risk for slow weight gain.

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! You can take it along with you on your MP3 player, and re-play as many times as you wish!
  • Downloadable MP3 audio file
  • 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 2.

  • The Slow to Gain Breastfed Baby
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:
  • 1.5 L-CERPs
  • 1.5 contact hours
CERPs for topic areas of the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline:
  • 1.5 in Development & Nutrition
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