NUTRITION DURING LACTATION: THE FIRST YEAR AND BEYOND
What are the nutritional needs during lactation for mother and child? Why and when are complementary foods added to the infant's diet? Are there any nutritional benefits to nursing beyond one year? What is the RD's role in breastfeeding? Learn the answers to these questions and others as we discuss nutrition needs during the first year and beyond.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
State the calorie needs during lactation and characteristics of human milk.
List nutrients of importance for mother and baby during lactation.
Name the nutrients in complementary foods that are important in infancy and recommended timeline for introduction.
Understand the role of the RD in supporting breastfeeding.
About the Presenter: Meghan Mueller, MS, RDN/ CD-N, IBCLC/RLC, LCCE
Meghan Mueller, MS, RDN/ CD-N, IBCLC/RLC, LCCE, has had 10 years of experience supporting pregnant women and young families in a variety of capacities. She has worked as a nutritionist with the WIC Program at both the local and state levels. She also counseled patients of all ages as an outpatient dietitian at a community health center and facilitated a weight management program for children and adolescents. During her work with breastfeeding women at WIC, Meghan became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has facilitated postpartum support groups for women in several settings. Because of the connection of birth and its effect on breastfeeding, Meghan also became a Childbirth Educator. Meghan has a new appreciation for all things pregnancy-birth-breastfeeding related after becoming a mother herself, and is a mom to 3 young children.