Individualizing infant formula recommendations to meet infant needs and answer parent's questions!
Nurse midwives and neonatal nurses are the front lines of breastfeeding support, and trusted parental sources of information regarding common infant feeding concerns. This presentation provides research-based education regarding the formulation differences in term infant fromula options. The focus is on the major macronutrients of infant formula. The various options in each macronutrient category will be discussed with a focus on individual patient history and infant scenarios that may benefit from different choices. Case studies are included to demonstrate how to incorporate evidence-based education into emotional conversations with patients surrounding infant formula. This talk will arm attendees with the knowledge to confidently read a formula label and accurately distinguish between marketing and science. More importantly–it will equip them with the ability to provide evidence-based individualized guidance about formula choice and administration to patients.