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  Colic and the Breastfed Infant (Audio)


About 5% to 28% of infants experience colic within the first month of life. Yet the cause(s) of colic remains nebulous. Wessel's classic article on the topic was published in 1954; over a half-century has passed, and we have yet to find either the cause of colic or an effective cure for it. Unfortunately, many parents are advised to wean their infant from the breast as a means of resolving their babies' distress-and far too many comply with this poor advice. In fact, there is no evidence whatsoever to support weaning as a means of resolving colic, although there is evidence to suggest some good management strategies. The goal of this learning program is to help professionals seek and use evidence-based strategies that support parents of colicky infants while continuing the breastfeeding relationship. Exam-like questions will be included with the program.

Best For:
  • Aspiring lactation consultants
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Doulas
  • Midwives
  • Anyone who has had limited experience helping mothers of multiples.
Helpful For:
  • Lactation Counselors
  • Childbirth Educators
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!

Time Allotment:
The number of hours needed to complete this program is approximately equivalent to the number of credits it is approved for, but may vary by individual.

Resources Included in the Learning Programs:
  • Audio file that can be downloaded to your computer or MP3
  • Content outline
  • References
  • Post-Test with questions similar those found on a certification exam
Requirements for Completion:
  • Complete all required assignments
  • Complete the online post-test with 100% accuracy
  • Complete an online program evaluation survey
Expiration Date:
This program expires two years from the date of purchase. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.

3.1 L-CERPs and 3.1 Contact Hours
Continuing education credits are included.

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