Mixed Feedings

Make individualized, evidence-based recommendations to support families supplementing with infant formula

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IF the decision has been made to supplement with infant formula, then this course will help you feel confident in providing unbiased, evidence-based, individualized education to your patients.

Providing CEUs & L-CERPs for Healthcare Professionals

IBLCE Long-Term Provider

3.75 L-CERPs

The Lactation OT LLC actively supports the World Health Organization (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions. The Lactation OT LLC is not a company, inclusive of manufacturers, distributors, or marketers, whose products fall within the scope of the World Health Organization (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (1981) and subsequent World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions (e.g., infant formula, bottles, and teats).

It's not about brand popularity or fancy marketing, it's about science.

 

Infant formula is a booming industry… but it’s possible to cut through the noise and make informed recommendations to families who are supplementing with formula. 

This course focuses on the nutrition science of infant formula so you will be able to distinguish how certain formulas differ nutritionally. Additionally, it focuses on the evidence that supports recommending certain ingredients/formulations under specific circumstances. 

There’s also a focus on the mixed-fed/supplemented infant to optimize safety and tolerance when infants are fed both human milk and infant formula. This information will be invaluable to practitioners supporting infants consuming any amount of formula — from minimal supplementation to exclusively.

 

Mixed Feeding Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify protein source differences between 2 infant formulas based on the list of ingredients
  • Identify the infant formula fat source that can result in fatty acid soap formation in infant's intestines 
  • Identify the difference in whey/casein ratios between cow’s milk and human milk 
  • Identify the correct order of protein size categories within infant formula 
  • Identify the storage recommendations for bottles of mixed breast milk and formula
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There’s no need to guess when it comes to infant formula… or what you’ll learn in this course. The timed agenda is below. 

Introduction

Infant Formula Regulation 

 

13 minutes

Carbohydrates

Sugar

 

20 minutes

Fats

Oils

 

14 minutes

Protein

Soy vs Dairy

 

18 minutes

Protein

Casein vs Whey

 

15 minutes

Protein

Goat and A2

 

13 minutes

Protein

Type

 

25 minutes

Protein

Hypoallergenic

 

10 minutes

Switching Formulas

 

10 minutes

Breastmilk & Formula

 

13 minutes

European and Generic Formulas

 

11 minutes

Additives

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Lactoferrin, MFGM 

 

1 hour 4 minutes

This is a self-paced, online continuing education course. You can pause, replay, and watch the videos as many times as you’d like. We know caseloads fluctuate, so we give you access to the course for 6-months so you can refer back to it the next time you are supporting a family who is asking about formula supplementation.

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This course is packed with research and clinical implications about supplementing with formula!

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You’ll also get this cheat sheet with a line-by-line comparison of 40 infant formulas!

Earn CEUs & L-CERPs while expanding your knowledge about infant formulas. Learn from Dr. Bridget E. Young, PhD, CLC

Dr. Young is a research scientist and educator.  She received her PhD in Human Nutrition from Cornell University and undertook her research fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at the University of Colorado.

She currently conducts clinical research studies in human milk and infant formula composition with a focus on bioactive components in human milk and ingredient variations in a formula that may have long-term programming effects on infant health outcomes. Bridget also works clinically with infants dealing with formula tolerance issues.

In 2014, Dr. Young founded “Baby Formula Expert” as a resource for parents and healthcare providers with the goal of empowering nutrition-based decisions around infant formula feeding.

Disclosures: 

  • Bridget collaborates with The Lactation OT and receives royalties for the sale of this course 

  • She is the owner and founder of Baby Formula Expert

  • Bridget has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Don’t provide families with anecdotal information — they deserve to make informed choices about infant formula.

 

Healthcare providers have a responsibility to use current evidence to guide recommendations — this course will help you sort through the information and provide solid guidance to your clients.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this infant formula course for?

  • Occupational Therapy Practitioners (OT & OTA)
  • Speech Language Pathologist (SLP & SLP-A)
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)
  • Physicians (MD, DO)
  • Nurses (RN)
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA)
  • Registered Dietitians (RD)
  • Nutritionist

Any provider that may be involved with feeding infants who are supplemented with infant formula or even exclusively formula fed.

 

What makes this CEU course different?

This infant formula CEU course is information-dense! The instructor is an experienced and highly esteemed researcher that synthesizes complex topics of infant formula and makes them practical for providers and parents.

This course does not promote a specific brand of infant formula but focuses on the ingredients of different formulations and the potential impacts on the infant to fine-tune the critical thinking process for providers.

 

Are there prerequisites for this course?

There are no required prerequisites. 

 

Can I count this course towards my 90 hours of lactation-specific education? Or to renew my lactation credential?

Absolutely! This course is approved for 3.75 L-CERPs. To receive credit for completion, the course must be completed with 100% watch time and each participant will need to complete a post-assessment with a passing score of at least 80% to ensure all learning objectives are met.

 

Information about AOTA CEUs

This course is approved for 0.375 AOTA CEUs. Participants will be required to:

  • Complete the course in its entirety (100% of the course watched)
  • Complete a multiple-choice post-assessment with a passing score of at least 80% (untimed, multiple choice test)

 

Information about ASHA CEUs

This course is not available for ASHA CEUs.

 

How long will I have access to the course?

6 months from the purchase date. 

 

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Refunds must be requested within 14 days of purchase by emailing [email protected]. A full refund is available if no modules have been started. A partial refund is available once ANY portion of the course has been viewed. The amount refunded is at the sole discretion of The Lactation OT LLC. There is no refund available after 14 days of purchase OR if module one has been completed. Recipients will receive acknowledgment of refund requests within 3 business days. If the request is valid per the terms listed above, the refund will be processed within 7 business days. If for any reason the course is canceled by The Lactation OT before the course is started, a full refund will be provided. 

 

How do I request special accommodation?

Please send us an email at [email protected] at least 14 days before starting the course with further details of your request.

Equip yourself with research and data so you can confidently inform parents during their infant formula choices and help them make decisions based on science rather than marketing

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Providing lactation-specific continuing education and resources to OT, SLP, PT, IBCLCs, and healthcare professionals is our mission. Your tiniest clients depend on you to provide the most effective, evidence-based care possible — we’re here to help. 

Together we can continue to raise the level of care in lactation and infant feeding. Thanks for joining us.