Infant GERD and Human Milk Feeding
Causes, diagnosis, and treatment of GERD
As many as one in three new parents is concerned enough that their infant has GERD–concerned enough to consult a doctor. However, GERD’s symptoms are nonspecific and there is no definitive diagnostic test. When a parent asks you if their human-milk-fed baby’s signs and symptoms could be the result of GERD, how will you answer? Join instructor Mary Bailey, Registered Dietician and IBCLC, as she uses her extensive clinical experience to walk you through an in-depth exploration of this complex medical issue.
By the end of this course, you will:
- Know the difference between physiologic GER and pathologic GERD
- Understand the causes/risk factors for pathologic GERD (Including its link to tongue tie and food sensitivities, especially cow’s milk allergy)
- Learn about the complications of GERD, including associating eating with pain, oral aversions, feeding refusal, failure to thrive, respiratory complications, ear infections, and more
- Understand the facts about thickened feeds in the management of GER/D.
- Explore a variety of treatment approaches and what the research about their effectiveness, including bodywork, natural remedies, ahd probiotics.
- Be prepared to educate families on several low-risk and low-costs supportive strategies that are most likely to help.
- Recognize when medical assessment and intervention might be indicated.
Bailey’s clear, accessible lecture, as well as the course’s many opportunities to apply your knowledge through multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and case studies, ensure you’ll leave with evidence-based information you can apply right away.
This Course Awards:
- 2 L-CERPs
- 2 Nursing Contact Hours
- 2 CME Credits