Infant-Driven Feeding: A Practice Model to Optimize Long Term Growth & Development - Part 1

Program Date: March 2015
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Description:

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. To locate Part 2 go to the courses page and filter by the keywords “Part 2.”

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the evidence related to cue-based feeding.
  • Discuss the issues associated with traditional NICU feeding practices.
  • List the seven components of the Infant-Driven Feeding Model to promote effective oral feeding.
  • Identify the four goals that optimize infant nutrition by supporting growth and development.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2110, 3000, 5060
  • Media Format(s): Audio (English)
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Sue Ludwig, OTR/L

President and Founder National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) and Co-Founder Infant-Driven Feeding, LLC

Sue Ludwig is the President and Founder of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT), an organization that supports therapists working with babies and families in the neonatal intensive care unit. She is also the co-founder of Infant-Driven Feeding® created to advance oral feeding practice on a global level. She has been an occupational therapist at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for over 20 years.

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Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, NTMTC

President, Creative Therapy Consultants and Co-Founder, Infant-Driven Feeding, LLC

Kara Ann Waitzman, a neonatal therapist for over 27 years, serving as the NICU's developmental specialist. Kara Ann is President of Creative Therapy Consultants, Founder of the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification, and Co-Founder of Infant-Driven Feeding, LLC. She is certified in NTMC, is Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDl) trained, certified in NIDCAP, and earned the Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation through NANN.


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