The Importance of the Gut Microbiome and Fathers in the Infant Feeding Journey with Tom Johnston, DNP, CNM, IBCLC

Jul 23, 2024 Open Public Health

The Importance of the Gut Microbiome and Fathers in the Infant Feeding Journey with Tom Johnston, DNP, CNM, IBCLC

Description

Hot Topics in Breastfeeding is a lactation education series for local WIC agencies, health departments, hospitals and healthcare professionals offered via Webex once a quarter. Each session will focus on a topic related to lactation management and care of the chest/breastfeeding dyad. This series is funded by and hosted by the Region I WIC LATCH (Lactation Area Training Center for Health) and will feature guest speakers on various topics related to lactation. Early practices after delivery and breastfeeding are key factors in establishing a healthy gut microbiome and have a lifelong impact on health. The course covers the intricate interplay between the maternal microbiome and its impact on the newborn. Key topics include understanding the maternal-newborn microbiome, its influence on wellness, and the implications of microbiome disruptions (dysbiosis). The course is ideal for healthcare professionals interested in the latest insights into maternal-child health relationships, emphasizing the role of microbiomes in early life development. Fathers often report that they are left out when it comes to the care and feeding of their infant. This course explores the critical role fathers play in the breastfeeding process, including the importance of including men in obstetric care, advocating for fathers as equal partners in breastfeeding and parenting relationships, and identifying effective teaching strategies for preparing fathers as breastfeeding coaches. This course will enhance the healthcare professionals' support for fathers in facilitating a successful breastfeeding experience.

Target Audience

Nutritionists, Nurses, Social Workers, Peer Counselors, Doulas

Objectives

  • Describe the maternal-infant microbiome
  • Discuss how the microbiome influences overall health outcomes
  • Promote practices that support a healthy maternal-infant microbiome
  • Discuss the value of men in obstetric care
  • Advocate for recognition of fathers as equal partners in the breastfeeding and parenting relationships
  • Identify effective teaching strategies to prepare fathers for their role as breastfeeding coaches

Faculty

  • Tom T. Johnston, Jr., DNP, CNM, IBCLC

Sessions

The Importance of the Gut Microbiome and Fathers in the Infant Feeding Journey with Tom Johnston, DNP, CNM, IBCLC - In Person

7/23 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The Importance of the Gut Microbiome and Fathers in the Infant Feeding Journey with Tom Johnston, DNP, CNM, IBCLC - Live Webinar

7/23 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Credits

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  • .300 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire live continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for .30 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 3.000 Contact Hours

    MAHEC designates this live continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 3.0 Contact Hours.

  • 3.000 IBLCE L CERPs

    3.0 l LCERPs recognized by IBLCE. 3.0 instructional hours in topics on the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline. IBLCE CERPs Recognition Number C2024098.

  • 3.000 Nursing Contact Hours

    3.0 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-2421 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

  • .300 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for .30 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 3.000 Contact Hours

    MAHEC designates this live continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 3.0 Contact Hours.

  • 3.000 IBLCE L CERPs

    3.0 l LCERPs recognized by IBLCE. 3.0 instructional hours in topics on the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline. IBLCE CERPs Recognition Number C2024098.

  • 3.000 Nursing Contact Hours

    3.0 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-2421 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

  • Fees

    FREE Free, but must register to attend. *Funding for this program is provided by the Region 1 WIC Lactation Area Training Center for Health

    Applies 2/27/24–7/23/24

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