Mixed Feeding 

Nutrition of infant formula

This course will help you feel confident in providing unbiased, evidence-based, individualized education to your clients. It's not about brand popularity or fancy marketing, it's about nutrition science.

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Infant formula is a booming industry… but it’s possible to cut through the noise. 


This course focuses on the¬†provider's ability¬†to distinguish how certain formulas differ¬†based on nutrition ingredients. A¬†focus on the mixed-fed/supplemented infant to optimize safety and tolerance when infants are fed both human milk and infant formula, but the¬†information¬†is invaluable to practitioners supporting infants consuming¬†any¬†amount of formula ‚ÄĒ from minimal supplementation to exclusive use.


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Learning Objectives for Infant Formula Nutrition CEU:


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‚Äôs 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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Module One (13 minutes)


  • Infant Formula Regulation¬†
Module two (1 hour 55 minutes)

Infant Formula Ingredients

  • 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

Module three (1 hour 38 minutes)

Infant Formula Considerations

  • Switching Formulas - 10 minutes
  • Breastmilk &¬†Formula - 13 minutes
  • European¬†& Generic Formulas - 11 minutes
  • Additives (Probiotics, Prebiotics, Lactoferrin, MFGM) -¬†1 hour 4 minutes

Providers have a responsibility to use current evidence to guide recommendations ‚ÄĒ

this course will help you sort through the information and provide solid guidance to your clients


Course Instructor


Dr. Bridget E. Young, PhD

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 ‚ÄúBaby Formula Expert‚ÄĚ as a resource for parents and healthcare providers with the goal of empowering nutrition-based decisions around infant formula feeding.

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

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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 who 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 will not have CEUs directly submitted to ASHA. You will receive a certificate of completion and can use the CEUs towards the 30 PDHs required for each 3-year certification.


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.

Therapeutic Bottle-Feeding (17.75 hours)

  • Supporting Oral Motor Skills in the Infant: Assessment, Adaptation, and Remediation
  • Mixed Feeding:¬†How to make Individualized, evidence-based recommendations to support families supplementing with infant formula

  • Bottle Feeding Skills:¬†Refining Clinical Reasoning for Selection and Use

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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).

Equip yourself with research to confidently inform parents about their feeding choices