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Infant Nutrition Education is an online accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program that aims to support primary care physicians and healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the best practice management of early life nutrition. Participants will consolidate their understanding of the importance of the first 1000 days of life, functional gastrointestinal disorders, cows’ milk allergy and preterm infants.

Module 1: First 1000 days of life

In this module you will gain a practical foundation of knowledge on the importance of nutrition in the first 1000 days of life, from conception to toddlerhood, and related considerations for the management of infant nutrition in UK primary care, with particular relevance for GPs, health visitors and other community practitioners. This module provides a review of:

  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • The importance of breastmilk and supporting breastfeeding
  • Infant growth and common feeding complications
  • Starting solids

Module 2: Functional gastrointestional disorders

In this module you will learn about the latest UK guidelines and recommendations for the diagnosis and management of common gastrointestinal (GI) complaints in infants, specifically common functional GI disorders such as reflux, colic and constipation, in a primary care setting. This module is of particular relevance to GPs but may also be of interest to health visitors and other community practitioners looking to extend their knowledge of this area. This module provides a review of:

  • Overview of general symptoms of GI complaints in infants
  • Symptoms and diagnosis of functional GI disorders
  • Guidelines and approaches in the management of functional GI disorders, including parental support and education
  • Dietary management of functional GI disorders

Module 3: Allergy

In this module you will learn about the latest UK guidelines and recommendations for the diagnosis and management of food allergy in infants, with a focus on cow’s milk allergy. The module is of particular relevance to GPs but may also be of interest to health visitors and other community practitioners looking to extend their knowledge of this area. This module provides a review of:

  • Symptoms and manifestations of infant food allergy
  • Guidelines for diagnosis and management of IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy
  • Guidelines for diagnosis and management of non-IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy
  • Practical advice and parental support, including supporting breastfeeding and the introduction of solids in infants with allergy

Module 4: Preterm

In this module you will gain an introduction to the very specific nutritional needs of the preterm infant, some of the main challenges involved in feeding preterm infants, the ESPGHAN guidelines and how to support the parents of a preterm infant. This module is of particular relevance to healthcare professionals wanting to deepen their understanding of preterm nutrition, and provides a review of:

  • The first 1000 days in preterm infants
  • Nutritional needs of preterm infants and review of guidelines
  • Breastfeeding of preterm infants
  • Practical advice and parental support