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Upcoming Live Webinars

  • WEBINAR-The Maternal-Child Microbiome: An Overview of Evidence and Implications

    1.25 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 09/04/2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Did you know that a mother who breastfeeds her child is more likely to match as an organ donor than a mother who does not breastfeed her child? How does that happen? The answer may lie in the Maternal-Newborn Microbiome, AKA The Oro-boobular axis. The scientific world is exploding with excitement over the discovery of the microbiome. While it appears clear that suckling infant's intestinal microbiome communicates with the mother's lactocyte and perhaps beyond, little is known about the effects of this communication in practical terms. This presentation will review what is known and attempt to explain what it means, both now and in the future.

    The Maternal-Child Microbiome: An Overview of Evidence and Implications

    Did you know that a mother who breastfeeds her child is more likely to match as an organ donor than a mother who does not breastfeed her child? How does that happen?  The answer may lie in the Maternal-Newborn Microbiome, AKA The Oro-boobular axis.  The scientific world is exploding with excitement over the discovery of the microbiome. While it appears clear that suckling infant's intestinal microbiome communicates with the mother's lactocyte and perhaps beyond, little is known about the effects of this communication in practical terms.  This presentation will review what is known and attempt to explain what it means, both now and in the future.

    Credit: 1.25 L CERPs and 1.25 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 4 September 2018

    Presented by: Jarold T. Johnston Jr. MSN, CNM, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify the Maternal-Newborn Microbiome.
    • Discuss the value of the microbiome and its effect on wellness.
    • Identify implications of the microbiome and dysbiosis.

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

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