It has long been accepted and advised that newborn weight loss greater than 7% is abnormal, and supplementation is often recommended.
But how did we arrive at that number as being the cutoff for "normal?" And was that based on the normal for breastfed babies, or formula-fed babies?
This course looks at the historical studies that recommendation was based on, and Dr. DiTomasso's recent original studies with different findings, in a quest to find an evidenced based answer to the questions of what normal weight loss is for (breastfed/chestfed) newborns.
1.The learner will list 2 problems with data collection in research
studies focused on newborn weight.
2. The learner will identify a negative outcome associated with weight loss in newborns.
3. The learner will identify expected weight loss patterns for full term breastfeed neonates.
4.The learner will identify expected growth patterns for full term breastfeed neonates.
Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of continuing education. Approval number M1920-51-1228DE, through January 6, 2021.
IBLCE has allocated 2 R-CERPs for this course. IBLCE verification number C1991360, through January 6th, 2021.
- 1.1 Introduction and Overview
- 1.2 A Systematic Review of Previous Research
- (Article) Weighing the facts: A systematic review of expected patterns of weight loss in full-term, breastfed infants.
- 2.1 Study Design and Demographics
- 2.2 Findings & Limitations
- (Article) Challenging Expected Patterns of Weight Loss in Full-Term Breastfeeding Neonates Born by Cesarean - in course viewer
- (Article) Challenging Expected Patterns of Weight Loss in Full-Term Breastfeeding Neonates Born by Cesarean - direct link version
- 3.1 Study Design and Demographics
- 3.2 Findings and Limitations
- (Article) Neonatal Weight Matters: An examination of weight changes in full-term breastfeeding newborns during the first two weeks of life.
- 4.1 Conclusion and Next Steps
- MEAC Evaluation Questions
- MEAC Post-Test and CE Certificate