Summary of course
Parents are integrally involved, and influenced, by their baby’s ability to eat and their own ability to feed their infant. When feedings are uncomfortable, or babies are developing aversions, family functioning is often affected. This webinar focuses on the influence of early birth and the neonatal intensive care unit and other intensive care units on infant and parent interactions as well as feedings. Preterm infant feeding outcomes as well as the effect of the hospitalization of the newborn on the parental role are explored. Infant-led feedings are discussed and supportive interventions for parents are offered.
Presented by: Dr. Erin Ross: Internationally recognized Infant Feeding Specialist, Speech Pathologist, and creator of SOFFI®, Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants in the NICU and presenter for Toomey & Associates, Inc.
Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, and Mental Health Workers. Note: Training conferences are available for professionals only.
This course is an intermediate level course: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter. Prerequisite – None
- List at least one emotion families report having while feeding their infants in the NICU
- Define “nourish” and “feed”
- List at least one resource available to families
- List at least one way staff in the NICU can help parents feel attached to their infant in the NICU
- List at least one area of knowledge parents need to be taught
- Influence of early birth on infant and parent: 0-10:10
- Preterm infant feeding outcomes: 10:10-15:50
- Expanding the goal from feeding to nourishing: 15:50-18:05
- Effect of NICU on parents: 18:05-30:30
- Food acceptance model: 30:30-34:25
- Supportive Interventions for Parents: 34:25-40:10
- Feeding experiences as a conversation: 40:10-43:30
- Infant—Led feedings: 43:30-53:35
Total Run time: 53:35 minutes
** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes above and to satisfy the completion requirements and continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view the online workshop in the entirety. Additionally, all attendees are required to complete an 8-question quiz and receive 100% to be considered passing. Please take the quiz immediately after completing the webinar to make sure you mastered the content. The quiz may be taken as many times as necessary. Attendees must also complete a course evaluation to receive their certificate of completion.
Toomey & Associates, Inc. and SOFFI®, complies with ADA provisions. If you require special accommodations or need assistance, please contact Gina Gass at least two weeks in advance of the conference at [email protected]
The course content is focused on the SOFFI® Method and there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services.