Supplementation: Should We or Shouldn’t We? And if so, How Much?

Time-frame: 60-120
CERP: no

How we supplement and how much we supplement infants is not always based upon accurate, medical information. This presentation strives to share the latest supplementation guidelines with lactation professionals to help reduce unnecessary supplementation of breastfeed infants. Both hospital and out- patient situations will be addressed.


The learner will be able to articulate Joint Commission’s definition of exclusive BF and define what are acceptable reasons for supplementation
The learner will be able to differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate supplementation in hospitals and in private practice
The learner will be able to calculate how much supplement is appropriate if the baby does need extra milk depending on the baby’s age and health status
The learner will be able to describe how to supplement in the most appropriate manner

Barbara D. Robertson

Country: USA
Phone number: 734-975-6534
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