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.
“This course is a reminder of how intervening in the early postpartum can have beneficial and non-beneficial impacts when it comes to newborn weight loss.”
“This course is a reminder of how intervening in the early postpartum can have beneficial and non-beneficial impacts when it comes to newborn weight loss.”→Read Less
“Information was informative and useful for my practice”
“Information was informative and useful for my practice”→Read Less
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.
HiveCE is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Nursing, and this course meets the California Board of Nursing criteria for 2 hours of continuing education. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17686, for 2 contact hours. (This is widely accepted nationwide as continuing education for nurses and midwives.)
IBLCE has allocated 2 L-CERPs for this course. IBLCE verification number C2002321, through February 2nd, 2022, and verification number C2002011 through February 3rd, 2023.
IBLCE previously allocated 2 R-CERPs for this course, under IBLCE verification number C1991360.
Previously approved by MEAC for 2 hours of continuing education. Approval number M1920-51-1228DE, through January 6, 2022.
Note: Course completion does not authorize the learner to use skills outside their scope. Please refer to your state guidelines for determining scope of care.
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- 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
- Course Evaluation