Breastfeeding and the Infant Microbiome
This continuing education course examines the impact of breast-feeding on the development of the infant microbiome.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals will be better able to:
- Explain the role of the microbiome in digestion, immunity, and disease prevention.
- Discuss global recommendations for breast-feeding and the benefits of breast-feeding for the mother and child.
- Discuss current research surrounding the impact of breast-feeding on microbiome development.
- Apply research findings to strategies for counseling pregnant and postpartum women on their feeding goals.
Kelly Ciovacco, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, is an outpatient and consulting dietitian based in Hingham, Massachusetts.
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