Presentation Information

Andreea Ola

Clinical Case Studies: Transitioning From Failure to Thrive to Flourishing in Breastfed Infants

  • Speaker: Andreea Ola , IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

What happens when exclusively breastfed babies don’t reach the milestones associated with optimal growth? This presentation highlights clinical case studies of slow weight gain and growth faltering (failure to thrive) in exclusively breastfed babies, the diverse causes associated with impaired growth and the clinical management of the cases.

The presentation will help lactation consultants differentiate between optimal weight gain, slow weight gain, and growth faltering (failure to thrive) in breastfed babies. An evidence-based overview of the causes of growth faltering is presented, as are optimal growth standards, red flags related to growth patterns, interventions that support the breastfeeding dyad and communication strategies within the medical team.

Lactation consultants will learn: how to identify growth-related problems based on the use of the WHO growth standard; when and how to refer to medical care; how to assist with supplementation when medically indicated; and how to support the dyad’s breastfeeding goals.