Webinar: The Role of Probiotics in Lactation and Infant Development
Leading health organizations, including the World Health Organization, recommends exclusive breastfeeding in infants up to six months of age. Unfortunately, breastfeeding practices in the U.S. fall considerably short of this recommendation. Only 43% of infants are breastfed at six months of age with only 13% receiving breast milk exclusively. In African-American babies the rates are significantly worse with only 8% exclusively breastfed at six month. Although the challenges facing nursing women are varied, the primary medical cause of early breastfeeding interruption is mastitis. Up to 33% of women suffer from this condition at some point during lactation. The standard conventional treatment of antibiotics has insufficient evidence of efficacy and is correlated with other negative health impacts to mother and child, including recurrent infections, development of antibiotic resistance, dysbiosis, and interruption of immune system development. Clinical evidence is now emerging to support the therapeutic use of selective probiotic strains in the prevention and treatment of mastitis and support of infant immune health.
This presentation will discuss emerging science supporting the use of probiotics in breastfeeding as a way to promote breast health in nursing women and infant immune system development.
Keegan Sheridan, ND
Keegan Sheridan, ND, is a naturopathic physician and graduate of Bastyr University. Since 2006, she has worked in the natural/organic food, beverage, and dietary supplement industries as a technical marketing expert and natural health strategist. Keegan is a scientific consultant for SFI USA, which manufactures the Klaire Labs brand of dietary supplements. She lives in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit: www.keegansheridan.com.
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