Early Infant Feeding: Breaking Down the Basics

Program Date: 18 November 2020
Publication Date: 4 March 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0; Physician CME: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, Penni Davila Hicks, PhD, RD will review breastfeeding guidelines; discuss maternal nutrient recommendations during lactation; review infant nutrient recommendations during the first 6 months of life; and describe the composition of early infant feedings. Originally presented as a live webinar on November 18, 2020.

Course Objectives:

• Review breastfeeding guidelines. 
• Discuss maternal nutrient recommendations during lactation. 
• Review infant nutrient recommendations during 0–6 months. 
• Describe the composition of early infant feedings.
  • Run Time: 49

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Penni Davila Hicks, PhD, RD

Medical Science Liaison 
Abbott Nutrition
Penni Hicks is a Medical Science Liaison at Abbott Nutrition, in the Department of Medical Affairs and Research and Development at Abbott Nutrition. Prior to joining Abbott, Dr Hicks was an Instructor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where her research focused on the use of stable isotopes to measure nutrient metabolism along with using body composition techniques and other anthropometric tools to assess growth in premature infants, term infants, and children. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Woman’s University, and Rice University.

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