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  Lactose and the Breastfed Infant: Congenital, Transient, or Overload? (Audio)


You’ve heard it so many times. “The baby is lactose intolerant. The mother just needs to stop breastfeeding.” Yet, the incidence of congenital lactose intolerance is so rare that its incidence—although not calculated—is thought to be “in the tens or hundreds worldwide ever.” Why then, has this diagnosis become a false barrier to breastfeeding? And since newborns or young infants can experience transient lactose intolerance, what’s the difference between congenital lactose intolerance and transient lactose intolerance? What’s lactose overload? Are any of these 3 conditions the same as oversupply of mother’s milk, cow’s milk allergy, colic, or colitis? The goal of this learning program is to enable to learner to promote the collection of data or the use of treatment strategies that preserve and optimize the breastfeeding relationship which, in the overwhelming majority of cases, is supported by the existing evidence. Exam-type questions, similar to those found on a certification exam, are included.

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.

1.7 L-CERPs and 1.7 Contact Hours
Continuing education credits are included.

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