Maternal Diet and Infant Allergies

Time-frame: 90
CERP: yes

The purpose of this talk is to provide an overview of about the topic of food allergies and sensitivities in breastfed babies along with assessment and management techniques. The presentation objectives include: *Understand the physiological process of how allergens can pass from mother to baby *Identify the differences between sensitivities and allergies *Understand the development and importance of the neonatal enteric nervous system *Identify care plan ideas for infants coping with food sensitivities/allergies Many of us work with babies coping with allergies, digestive issues and sensitivities. This presentation will help participants better understand the process of how breastfed infants get allergies. It will also cover assessment and management care strategies.

Note: Food allergies and sensitivities are rising epidemic. Providers working with mothers and babies need to be aware of digestive concerns including food allergies and sensitivities. This talk will give participants a solid understanding of the pathophysiology of allergy development as well as an overview of assessment and management techniques. Ample evidence that will help guide clinicians in their decision-making process will be provided.



Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC


Phone number: 360-830-6455
Email: melissa@lunalactation.com
Site: http://www.lunalactation.com
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