Infant Nutrition: The First 12 Months of Life
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4140, 4150, 5070; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.3.6
This continuing education course discusses nutrition for newborns through 12 months of age relative to stages of development, the influence of breast-feeding and timing of food introduction, appropriate weaning foods, supplements, and the risk or presence of food allergies.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify the major nutritional benefits of breast-feeding infants.
- Identify the types of infant formula and the conditions under which they’re appropriate to use.
- Identify which groups of infants may need supplements during the first year of life and which supplements they may need.
- Identify the appropriate timing of complementary food introduction and explain the risks of introducing foods too early or too late.
- Identify the most common allergenic foods and when they should be introduced into infants’ diets.
Christina E. Schmidt Wood, MS, NE is a Santa Barbara, California–based nutritionist and certified nutrition educator who has been featured on the TODAY show and has written nutrition articles for The Bump. She also is the author of the Baby Bistro and Toddler Bistro books and boxes.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR