Nutricia - Common Infant Feeding Problems

This training will help you to confidently and appropriately discuss feeding problems with parents.

 

 

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Training Module

Learning objectives

Differentiation

REFLUX and REGURGITATION - Causes

Symptoms

NICE Guidelines

Management options - Practical tips

Management options - Nutritional management

Pre-thickened formulas and thickeners

Practical tips for parents

COLIC - Definition of colic

Causes

Symptoms

NICE Guidelines

Management options - Practical tips

Management options - Medical management

Management options - Nutritional management

Management options - Nutritional management (continued)

References

Take Quiz

Which of the following is not part of the diagnostic criteria for colic?

  • a) An infant who is over six months of age when the symptoms start and stop
  • b) Infant is crying, fussing or irritable for a short period of time
  • c) No evidence of infant failure to thrive, fever or illness

How common is colic?

  • a) Quite common – it affects one in ten babies
  • b) Very common – it affects one in five babies
  • c) Extremely common – it affects one in three babies

Which of the following may help a baby with colic?

  • a) Lying the baby down during feeding
  • b) Leaving them alone to cry it out
  • c) Comforting them in a quiet darkened room

What are thought to be the potential causes of Colic?

  • a) Digestive difficulties
  • b) Hunger
  • c) Tiredness

What is reflux?

  • a) Gastric content being expelled out of the mouth
  • b) The passage of gastric contents into the pharynx
  • c) The forceful expulsion of the gastric contents through the mouth

What percentage of infants under the age of 12 months are affected by infant regurgitation?

  • a) 60%
  • b) 15%
  • c) 30%

Which of the following may help a baby with reflux or regurgitation?

  • a) Lying the baby down after a feed
  • b) Feeding the baby smaller amounts more frequently
  • c) Using a large-holed teat to bottle feed the baby

What has been proven to decrease episodes of regurgitation in bottlefed babies?

  • a) The use of hypoallergenic milk formulas
  • b) Moving legs in a bicycling motion
  • c) The use of anti-reflux formulas

Which of the following is true of formula milks thickened with carob bean gum?

  • a) Significantly reduces reflux episodes and regurgitation severity scores
  • b) Has lower viscosity in the stomach compared to starch-based feeds
  • c) Causes more irritability and discomfort for baby

Which of these types of teats may be required for use with a thickened formula, such as comfort or anti-reflux formulas?

  • a) A fast-flow teat
  • b) A medium-flow teat
  • c) A slow-flow teat