Infant Guts & Butts: Stooling and Digestion for Lactation Consultants by Annie Frisbie

Infant Guts & Butts: Stooling and Digestion for Lactation Consultants

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All content available through 6/15/2021

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Contents

Introduction
Welcome!
Infant Guts & Butts Handouts (1).pdf
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CERP info
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Section 1: Anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract
Overview
Section 1 Video (90 min)
(1h 31m 47s)
Anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract (75 min): Quiz
Section 2: Why do babies poop so frequently?
Overview
Section 2 Video (60 minutes)
60 mins
Section 2: Why do babies poop so frequently?: Quiz
Section 3: Why do some babies poop infrequently?
Overview
Section 3 Video (75 minutes)
(1h 16m 30s)
Section 3: Why do some babies poop infrequently? : Quiz
Section 4: Motility dysfunction, diarrhea, constipation, and other functional GI issues
Overview
Section 4 Video (67 minutes)
(1h 07m 18s)
Section 4: Motility dysfunction, diarrhea, constipation, and other functional GI issues: Quiz
LIVE Poop clues: Assessment & Management Strategies for IBCLCs
Overview
Q&A recording
LIVE Poop clues: Assessment & Management Strategies for IBCLCs (90 min): Quiz
Guts and Butts chat transcript.txt
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Recording: Guts & Butts Live.mp4
(1h 35m 22s)
Handouts
Refer Cheat sheet and Condition Symptom list.pdf
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Final Evaluation
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About the instructor

Shondra Mattos is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, LLL Leader, and Owner of Mattos Lactation, a location-independent Lactation Practice. In addition to serving families, she helps lactation professionals gain a deeper understanding of complicated topics relevant to the lactation field and provides one-on-one and group tutoring to lactation students. Shondra is an Army Veteran and Milspouse living in Monterey, Ca with her husband and her 4-year-old daughter. Speaking about infant stooling and digestion is a personal interest as both she and her daughter were both born with a congenital bowel condition (Hirschprung's Disease), making her no stranger to navigating stooling challenges in babies. In her free time, she likes to read, watch youtube, and eat cookings. If you'd like to learn more about Shondra, please visit Mattoslactation.com/about-shondra-mattos, and if you'd like to reach her, you can do so by emailing her at Shondramattos@gmail.com.

Course Outline

Section 1: Anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract 

This section aims to address the frequency of which infants stool. Learners will develop an understanding of the Gastrocolic reflex and how it changes as baby’s age, the impact of the gut microbiome on stooling frequency, and how fat structure impacts stooling. By the end of this section, learners will be able to explain the mechanisms that result in stooling frequency changes based on age and diet which will improve their counseling and clinical skills. IBCLCs will have the knowledge to work collaboratively with the health care team when adjustments to supplemental feeds are introduced that will best support feeding goals, as well as have the knowledge provide reassurance to parents who may be concerned by the changes to stooling frequency. 

Section 2: Why do babies poop so frequently?

This section aims to address the frequency of which infants stool. Learners will develop an understanding of the Gastrocolic reflex and how it changes as baby’s age, the impact of the gut microbiome on stooling frequency, and how fat structure impacts stooling. By the end of this section, learners will be able to explain the mechanisms that result in stooling frequency changes based on age and diet which will improve their counseling and clinical skills. IBCLCs will have the knowledge to work collaboratively with the health care team when adjustments to supplemental feeds are introduced that will best support feeding goals, as well as have the knowledge provide reassurance to parents who may be concerned by the changes to stooling frequency. 

Section 3: Why do some babies poop infrequently?

Continuing on with the focus on pooping frequency, this section aims to focus on the causes of infrequent stooling. The learners will understand why gestational age plays an important role in stooling frequency, why premature infants often stool less frequently, and how inadequate intake results in decreased stooling output. Furthermore, we will continue the discussion on gut health, and introduce the basics and set the foundation of gut dysmotility issues and underlying health conditions that would result in infrequent stooling. In a later section we will look at each of the conditions/disorders more in depth. 

Section 4: Motility dysfunction, diarrhea, constipation, and other functional GI issues

This section provides more in-depth information on the various Functional motility disorders that affect infants, as well as health conditions that the IBCLC should be aware of that impacts stooling frequency. It looks at the digestive tract as a whole, so includes GER- a functional Motility disorder of the upper GI tract- as well as conditions that the IBCLC may be unfamiliar with such as Infant rumination syndrome. Hirschprung’s disease, a condition the IBCLC may encounter in practice, be it in hospital or private practice, is covered as well. 

This section also provides more in-depth information on the various Functional motility disorders that affect infants, as well as health conditions that the IBCLC should be aware of that impacts stooling frequency. It looks at the digestive tract as a whole, so includes GER- a functional Motility disorder of the upper GI tract- as well as conditions that the IBCLC may be unfamiliar with such as Infant rumination syndrome. Hirschprung’s disease, a condition the IBCLC may encounter in practice, be it in hospital or private practice, is covered as well. 

Section 5: Poop clues: Assessment & Management Strategies for IBCLCs

The final lesson of this course will arm the IBCLC with strategies they can discuss and counsel parents on, in alignment with any care plans provided by care providers, to support infant stooling. The learner will understand how the physiology and function of the GI system discussed over the course of the class is influenced by strategies such as tummy time, when and how bodywork modalities can have an impact on infant stooling, as well as manual evidence based strategies such as belly massage to influence stooling ease and frequency. The most important points mentioned throughout the course will be reiterated to ensure retention of the content covered in the course. 

Using the most recent studies researching breastfed baby’s stool color and consistency, the learner will have a deeper understanding of what is normal for exclusively breastfed, formula fed, and combo-fed infants. . They will also get familiarized with abnormal stool appearance and what conditions influence stool color and consistency- such as liver issues, food allergies, and cystic fibrosis. 
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