InfantRisk Symposium: Category D Countries
Dr. Tom Hale and his team at the InfantRisk Center provide a comprehensive overview of what happens behind the scenes at the InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, as well as their research findings on the transmission of cannabis, opioids, and serotonin modulators into human milk.
The team of researchers:
Reviews common clinical scenarios in the newborn nursery with an emphasis on how to optimize breastfeeding and bonding; highlights the evidence on effects of maternal nutrition on breast milk composition and production; and discusses practical ways to incorporate this evidence when providing nutrition support to mothers.
Upon completion, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the current evidence of cannabis transfer into breast milk
2. Describe how a mother’s dietary intake affects her milk composition and quality
3. Describe methods of maternal medication-breastmilk research
4. Describe potential challenges or barriers mothers face when breastfeeding a newborn that is ill
5. Evaluate the relative risk of marijuana exposure in breastfeeding mothers
Credit: 5.50 L CERPs and 5.50 Contact Hours
Source: ILCA Conference - 1-2 September 2021 (Houston, Texas, US)
Presented by: Thomas Hale, PhD, Christine D Garner, PhD, RD, CLC, Kaytlin Krutsch, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Palika Datta, PhD, Skye McLaurin-Jiang, MD, MPH, FAAP, Teresa Baker, MD
Learning Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Expiration Date: 31 December 2021
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Physician: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Connecticut Children’s and ILCA. Connecticut Children’s is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Connecticut Children’s awards this on-demand activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Thomas Hale, PhD, RPH
Executive Director InfantRisk Center, Professor of Pediatrics & Associate Dean of Research at Texas Tech University
Dr. Thomas Hale is a Professor of Pediatrics, Assistance Dean of Research, and Director of the Clinical Research Unit at Texas Tech School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas, US. He holds degrees in Pharmacy and a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology and has spent the last 20 years teaching pediatric drug therapy in pregnant and breastfeeding women. He has published numerous papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He is a frequent consultant to the United States Food and Drug Administration. He is best known for his work in the field of human lactation, where he has published five books including a major textbook of human lactation. His more famous book, Medications and Mothers Milk, a 1400-page drug reference, is now in its 19th edition and has been translated into 3 foreign languages. It is the worldwide best seller in this field and has sold more than a million copies since it was introduced in 1992. He is a well-known international lecturer in the field of breastfeeding pharmacology, and has spoken virtually everywhere in the world on this topic. He is considered by most to be the world's leading authority on the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers.
Research support given by Biohaven Clinical Trial
Christine D Garner, PhD, RD, CLC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Christine D Garner, PhD, RD, CLC is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Amarillo, TX), where she conducts research at the InfantRisk Center. Her interests encompass maternal and child health from a nutritional perspective, particularly related to breastfeeding, and teaching nutrition and breastfeeding to health professionals. The majority of her research centers on breastfeeding and provision of breastfeeding care. Dr. Garner obtained both her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Maternal and Child Nutrition at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). She also worked as a Registered Dietitian in Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco Children's Hospital (San Franscisco, CA). She has published in peer-reviewed journals and is an author and reviewer in UpToDate.
Palika Datta, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University
Palika Datta is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. She completed her Ph.D. in All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She has broad experience in conventional biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, Microarray, Protein expression, purification in mammalian and bacterial cell culture system. Dr. Datta runs and supervises our highly sophisticated clinical pharmacology laboratories.
Kaytlin Krutsch, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Kaytlin Krutsch, PharmD, MBA, BCPS is a board-certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with a background in nutrition, clinical pharmacy, managed healthcare, and entrepreneurship. She is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Dr. Krutsch is pursuing a PhD in translating knowledge to action at The George Washington University. She is passionate about improving the decision-making process when a mom’s need for medication is complicated by breastfeeding and the risks involved with exposing an infant to the drug. This starts with studying which medications transfer into milk and ends with moms making informed decisions.
Skye McLaurin-Jiang, MD, MPH, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Skye McLaurin-Jiang, MD, MPH, FAAP is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo. Dr. McLaurin-Jiang grew up in Amarillo, Texas and completed medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She competed Pediatrics residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2017 and then a NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 2020. Since 2017, she has also clinically practiced as a pediatric hospitalist and newborn nursery attending. Her clinical and research interest center on maternal child health, health equity, provision of breastfeeding care, and newborn screening practices.
Teresa Baker, MD
OB/GYN with University Physicians at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
Teresa Baker, MD. graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern and completed her residency training at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, TX. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Baker has a combined private and academic OB/GYN practice with the University Physicians at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Amarillo. She is interested in teen pregnancy, postpartum depression, and promoting preventive medicine for the women of the Texas Panhandle, as well as Resident and Student education and serves as the Residency Director.