This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2016.
The hospitalization of a child after birth or during early childhood can create or exacerbate stress related disorders in parents that impair their emotional or psychological functioning, depth of attachment, and the developmental outcomes of their infant. These disorders interrupt the bonding experience surrounding feeding and result in feelings of loss for the parent over the imagined infant, as well as feelings of depression and anxiety. As part of the health care team the RDN has an obligation to engage in inter-professional collaboration with the goal of preventing feeding problems that impact nutritional status, growth and development. This informative session will highlight the importance of interdisciplinary practice in support of parent/child mental health relative to nutrition, feeding and growth in early childhood and provide strategies for clinical practice.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4150, 4180, 6020
- L. Hope Wills, MA, RD, CSP, IBCLC (Moderator and Program Planner)
- Patricia Lakatos, PhD