1.5 L-CERPs + 1.5 CEUs

Bon Appe-teat! Strategies for Managing Nutrition During the First Year of Life

Hope K Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC
Course description
When families are unable to exclusively breastfeed, supplementation with formula may be medically necessary. While any infant formula can meet the minimum nutritional standards for an infant, it is important for IBCLCs to be able to guide the families that they work with on choosing an appropriate infant formula to use for supplementation. Considerations when counseling families on formula supplementation include current infant nutritional status and health history, infant nutritional needs, and infant sensitivities or allergies. This presentation will provide the necessary information for screening infant nutritional status, choosing an appropriate formula for supplementation, and adjustments families can make once complementary foods are introduced.
Meet the Instructor

Hope K Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC

Hope became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2017, completed her PhD in nutritional biochemistry in May 2018, and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in September 2020. 

In addition to owning and operating Hope Feeds Babies, Hope is employed full time at Winthrop University in the Department of Human Nutrition overseeing the Certificate in Medical Lactation and running a research lab that focuses on helping mothers to reach their infant feeding goals, improving access to human milk, and analyzing the nutritional content of human milk.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

The value of this presentation is equivalent to an entire graduate course! I will be going back to review this material at least three more times and referencing it innumerable times after that in order to improve care for my supplementing families. Thank you for your invaluable contributions to the field of lactation, Hope. 

-Hannah Johnson, RN, IBCLC

I appreciate that Hope was able to discuss formula as a scientist and provide straightforward information without the bias we often encounter in lactation circles. I liken this presentation to parents talking with their kids about sex--if lactation helpers aren't digging into this information and sharing it as a trusted practitioner, then families will go to the internet, social media, and friends to find the info they need, however accurate or inaccurate it may be. 

-Sarah, IBCLC

Hope is extremely knowledgeable in this area that many of us IBCLCs aren't well-versed in. This is a presentation I will refer back to often as I help families navigate choosing the right formula for them.

- Clair Ashburn, IBCLC

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Knowledge Gap
Understanding formula feeding and/or supplementation is a key piece of knowledge needed for supporting families in their infant feeding journey. This presentation will provide the participant with the information necessary to competently counsel families with partially or exclusively formula fed infants.


List at least three differences between human milk 


Choose a formula appropriate for a client based on the infant needs


Describe three medical scenarios that require specialty formulas


Describe the process of introducing solids for an infant with an established or at high risk for allergic reactions
IBLCE Content Outline
I. A1. Feeding behaviours at different ages
I. A2. Food intolerances/allergies
I. A4. Introducing complementary foods
I. A8. Nutritional requirements - preterm

Learners say 

This is everything I needed to know (and more!) about infant formulas. I finally feel confident in answering client questions about formula. Thank you, Hope Lima!

-Annmarie Hext, IBCLC

Dr. Lima's session was really informative as well as timely to the formula crisis we are currently dealing with. She provided excellent resources and knowledge to be put into practice immediately. I feel more knowledgeable in assisting my clients navigate these challenges. This session will need a couple of re-watches to absorb all this knowledge she dropped! 

-Kathleen Butler, IBCLC

Thank you to Hope, for adding to my knowledge and increasing my confidence with formula. I love my little cheat sheet download.

-Alicia Farina, IBCLC

Course Lessons

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