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The Tube Fed Child: What Every Provider Should Know
This training will provide EI providers 1.5 credit hours as they acquire an essential overview of enteral nutrition therapy (tube feeding) in early childhood. Tube feeding can be a lifeline for infant and toddlers who have medical conditions or feeding issues. Providers, across all disciplines, will have the opportunity to learn about tube feeding and how it can impact family dynamics, meal times and the child as a whole. Topics will include types of feeding tubes, how tube feedings are administered (by pump or syringe), tube feeding schedules, formulas and food-based tube feeding regimens. In addition, challenges related to tube feedings and an introduction to tube weaning will be addressed.

Sep 30, 2020 06:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Betsy Hjelmgren, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN
Pediatric Dietitian @Feed to Succeed, LLC
Betsy Hjelmgren is a registered pediatric dietitian and founder of Feed to Succeed, LLC. Licensed in the State of Illinois since 1999, Betsy began her career in pediatric nutrition at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, where she spent four years on staff and faculty before accepting a position at Children’s Memorial (now Lurie Children’s Hospital) in 2003. Betsy earned her certification as a board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition (CSP) before opening Glenview-based Feed to Succeed in 2008. She continues to teach graduate level pediatric nutrition at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke's Medical Center every spring semester, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with other students and health professionals.
Amanda Gordon, RD, LDN, IBCLC
Pediatric Dietitian, Lactation Consultant @Feed to Succeed, LLC
Amanda is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist. She works as a Pediatric Dietitian at Feed to Succeed, LLC. She is also a credentialed Early Intervention Specialist and Evaluator in the State of Illinois. Amanda’s areas of expertise include maternal/child health, neonatal and infant care, nutrition assessment and counseling. Her specific skills include monitoring infant and toddler growth, feeding regimens and transitions, gastrointestinal conditions requiring specialty nutrition, breastfeeding and the use of breast milk with medically complex infants and toddlers. She also enjoys teaching and training, research, and team building. Amanda is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).