Archives: Lessons

Use of Infant Formula

Goal Recognize multiple aspects of infant formula use. Objectives • Identify situations where infant formula is medically indicated either for a short-term or a long-term condition. • Describe the composition of most or many standard formulas, plus the addition of fatty acids, and the use of soy formula • List the four basic types of …

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Basic Nutrition Counseling

Goal To help the mother make healthy food choices for herself and her fetus or infant or child while respecting her goals, preferences and family situations. Objectives • Describe carbohydrates, proteins, lipids (“fats”) essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals in terms of their main function in the body. • Discuss issues related to “high-demand” for specific …

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Preterm Growth & Development

NEEDS A GOAL Objectives State the definition for at least 15 terms related to preterm clinical care. Milk from mothers who gave birth before term is different than that of mothers who gave birth at term. Compare the components of each. Describe capabilities and limitation of the preterm infant, and how that affects is ability …

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Preterm Growth & Development

NEEDS A GOAL Objectives State the definition for at least 15 terms related to preterm clinical care. Milk from mothers who gave birth before term is different than that of mothers who gave birth at term. Compare the components of each. Describe capabilities and limitation of the preterm infant, and how that affects is ability …

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Neurological Responses & Reflexes

Goal Assess normal [infant] neurological responses and reflexes Objectives • Discriminate between primitive neonatal reflexes and permanent reflexes. • Recall when selected primitive reflexes disappear. • Describe the reflex arc • Describe main features of biological nurturing. • Relate biological nurturing to the release of primitive neonatal reflexes. • Put into chronological order when sucking, …

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Anatomy & Physiology Introduction

IBLCE Exam items related to anatomy and physiology are subsumed under the category of Development and Nutrition, which constitutes 15% of your exam.   When you see the discipline Development and Nutrition, you should assume that it will involve anatomy and physiology (structure and function) as related to growth and development of all body organs, …

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Unit I Introduction

The art of breastfeeding is thousands of years old. But the science is relatively new. And, the science is evolving every day.   Most certainly, I struggled through the biomedical sciences. Anatomy, physiology, chemistry and other biomedical sciences did not come easily. Epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences came more easily to me, yet, I had little …

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