E-Learning Programs

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

To remain current with the latest evidence-based information, learn more about our many self-study CE programs.

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Pre- and Probiotics in Infant Nutrition: Addressing Common Concerns Case 1– Colic and the Microbiome

CE Accredited Program CME Accredited Program

While colic is neither dangerous nor harmful, it is a cause of major concern to parents
of infants. Because their baby’s inconsolable crying is distressing both to them and
any older sibings, parents are anxious for remedies—and they may be inclined to use probiotic supplements indiscriminately, without a clear understanding of how and
when they work. In this video, two experts discuss the science behind a disordered gut microbiome and the facts about probiotics, particularly Lactobaccillus reuteri, in colic.

Original program date:
Dec 23, 2019
Expiration date:
Jun 30, 2021
Continuing education

Earn .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or .50 contact hours for nursing
.50 CPEU for Registered Dietitians (RDs)/Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs

Program description:

While colic is neither dangerous nor harmful, it is a cause of major concern to parents
of infants. Because their baby’s inconsolable crying is distressing both to them and
any older sibings, parents are anxious for remedies—and they may be inclined to use probiotic supplements indiscriminately, without a clear understanding of how and
when they work. In this video, two experts discuss the science behind a disordered gut microbiome and the facts about probiotics, particularly Lactobaccillus reuteri, in colic.

Program Objectives:
  • Counsel patients about the benefit of breast feeding in relation to promoting a healthy infant gut microbiome
  • Distinguish infantile colic from other more concerning causes of gastrointestinal distress
  • Describe how an imbalance in the microbiota in the infant gut may contribute Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, to a propensity for colic for treating and preventing colic