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

Recorded On: 09/04/2018

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

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)."

Tom Johnston


Tom Johnston is unique as a midwife and lactation consultant and the father of eight breastfed children. Recently retired after 27 years in the US Army, he is now an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Methodist University where he teaches, among other things, Maternal-Child Nursing and Nutrition. You may have heard him at a number of conferences at the national level, to include the Association of Woman’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the International Lactation Consultant's Association (ILCA), or perhaps at dozens of other conferences across the country. In his written work he routinely addresses fatherhood and the role of the father in the breastfeeding relationship and has authored a chapter on the role of the father in breastfeeding for "Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A survival guide to breastfeeding in the military".


09/04/2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes
09/04/2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes
7 Questions
1.25 L CERPs credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 L CERPs credits  |  Certificate available