Nutrition During Lactation
Hope K Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC
Parental nutrition during the perinatal period can support intrauterine growth, postpartum healing, milk production, milk composition, and infant extrauterine growth and development. As lactation consultants, it is important that we are able to provide general dietary education during this time frame. In this presentation, we will review the basic endocrinology of milk production, how maternal diet does (or does not) impact the composition of human milk, which micronutrients may be of particular importance in the maternal diet, and general information about supplements during lactation.Review perinatal nutrition for parents, including herbs and medications.
Meet the Instructor
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
-Hannah Johnson, RN, IBCLC
IBCLC ability to support parental nutrition during the postpartum period
Describe the basic endocrinology of milk production
Discuss the importance of macronutrient intake for milk production
Identify micronutrients of concern in the diet during the postpartum period
Discuss the role of supplements in supporting health
I B5 - Maternal nutritional status
II B1 - Hormonal influence of milk production
IV I - Herbs and supplements
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