WEBINAR: What is an Elimination Diet and When Should a Nursing Parent Try One?

Recorded On: 07/07/2023

Cow's Milk Protein Intolerance (CMPI) is commonly diagnosed by primary care providers in response to parent reports of infant fussiness. For treatment, the provider will recommend elimination of dairy from the nursing parent's diet. However, without appropriate oversight from an informed provider, parents may end up on an overly restrictive diet, causing unnecessary stress and concern for inadequate nutritional intake in certain populations. Understanding the difference between infant allergic disorders and ways that elimination diets can be supported in nursing parents without unnecessary dietary restriction can help to improve the parent's experience with nursing and avoid nutrient deficiencies. IBCLCs can provide necessary support for nursing parent's whose child is experiencing suspected CMPI and can help to provide appropriate referrals in the event that symptoms do not resolve.

Credit: 1.00 L CERP and 1.00 Contact Hours

Source: ILCA Webinar 7 July 2023

Presented by: Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC

Upon completion, the learner will be able to: 

  • List two signs/symptoms that may indicate the need for referral to a dietitian to oversee an elimination diet.
  • Describe the difference between an IgE and non-IgE mediated allergic response.
  • List diagnostic criteria for FPIAP, FPIES, and GERD.
  • Define the basic structure of an elimination diet.
  • Describe the possible impacts of unaddressed dietary allergen exposure in the breastfed infant.

Learning Level: Intermediate

Expiration Date: 7 July 2025

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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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval Number ILCA-P0286. Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

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1.00 L CERP credit  |  Certificate available
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