Infectious Diseases in the Lactating Individual for Physicians
This course offers a systematic, step-by-step approach to follow any time you encounter a lactating patient who may have an infectious illness.
Sally Wineholt is a Family Physician and IBCLC. Treating lactating parents when they have an infection is a regular part of her job, and in this course, she teaches you her tried-and-true approach. Each step of Wineholt’s algorithm addresses the key foundational questions:
- Is it safe for the parent to continue direct feeding with this infection?
- Is it safe to continue providing milk
- Is the treatment or medication safe for lactation?
- What is the effect on milk supply and how can milk supply be protected?
You’ll join Wineholt as she demonstrates her algorithm via respiratory illnesses, viral gastrointestinal illnesses, and bacterial infections. She also addresses key infections that have particular implications for lactation (Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, HIV, and COVID-19).
Through Wineholt’s clear, conversational lecture style, this course’s opportunities for hands-on learning (looking up medications, familiarizing yourself with key resources, puzzles, true-false challenges, and case studies) make this potentially tough topic interesting, memorable, and fun.
- 1.5 CMEs for Physicians
- 1.5 L-CERPs
- 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours