Human Milk for Older Infants and Toddlers
What you need to know about helping clients beyond early infancy.
This course prepares you to help families with questions about breast- and chestfeeding beyond early infancy. Sally Wineholt, MD, IBCLC, a family physician, draws on a wealth of experience supporting families who nurse older babies and toddlers in her practice to cover the issue from all angles. First, Wineholt takes the learner through a thoughtful, cross-cultural, cross-species exploration of the question, “What is the natural age of weaning?” Then she addresses challenges that can arise for parents who nurse beyond early infancy. You’ll leave this course knowledgeable about: benefits of extended breastfeeding for parent and child; how to support your client if others are not supportive; older infant and toddler challenges (like biting, distractibility, and nursing strikes); later introduction of a cup or bottle; evaluating growth and development in a nursing older infant or toddler; complementary foods; and gentle weaning. Wineholt also addresses several special situations that arise in longer-term lactation: fertility concerns, nursing through a new pregnancy, tandem nursing, and nursing when either the parent or child needs medical procedures or surgery. Key case studies throughout the course provide an immediate opportunity to apply what you’ve learned.
This course awards: 1.5 L-CERPs, 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours, 1.5 CMEs