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The Nestlé Nutrition Institute offers continuing education for physicians, dietitians/nutritionists and nurses via e-learning courses.

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Case Challenge: Balancing the Microbiota in a Formula-fed Baby

CE Accredited Program CME Accredited Program

It is widely accepted that breastfeeding offers long-lasting health and developmental benefits, with organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommending that all infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. Nevertheless, breastfeeding is not always a viable option, and formula manufacturers have made great progress in recent years in the development of infant formulas that more closely mimic breast milk. These advances include the addition of probiotics, which may help better balance the gut microbiota that play a crucial role in long-term health outcomes, including allergy, obesity, and functional and inflammatory bowel disorders. In this video, 2 experts discuss how this evolving science can be applied in clinical practice.

Original program date:
Feb 15, 2020
Expiration date:
Dec 31, 2021
Continuing education

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
0.50 / CNE Contact Hour
0.50 / CE for Dietitians (0.50 CPEUs)

Runtime:
30 minutes
Program description:

It is widely accepted that breastfeeding offers long-lasting health and developmental benefits, with organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommending that all infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. Nevertheless, breastfeeding is not always a viable option, and formula manufacturers have made great progress in recent years in the development of infant formulas that more closely mimic breast milk. These advances include the addition of probiotics, which may help better balance the gut microbiota that play a crucial role in long-term health outcomes, including allergy, obesity, and functional and inflammatory bowel disorders. In this video, 2 experts discuss how this evolving science can be applied in clinical practice.

Program Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Counsel patients about the benefits of breast feeding in relation to promoting a healthy infant gut microbiome.
  • Describe mechanisms by which babies may be at risk for an imbalance in the normal intestinal microflora (ie, dysbiosis), including birth by cesarean section and formula feeding
  • Apply evidence-based decision-making to determine what kind of formula to recommend to parents who are not able to breastfeed