Nutrition, weight & BMI are a focus at every CF clinic visit for children, families & the CF care team. Meal time can be stressful for many patients & their families if they are worried about weight & growth. This course will discuss building & maintaining a positive feeding relationship, from infancy through childhood, using child development, nutrition recommendations & the latest research.
Identify & discuss behaviors that can promote positive attachment between caregivers & infants to promote a positive feeding environment.
Discuss areas for anticipatory guidance & support of caregivers to meet the special nutrition needs of children with CF.
Discuss ways to help families with calorie intake goal setting & tracking of progress.