Four Corners Lactation Updates For Physicians

21 Jun 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT

Learn and Get Connected at the Four Corners Provider Training.

Lactation updates for physicians:  

  • ABM's guidelines for supplementing the breastfeeding infant
  • Substance use and breastfeeding

Presenter Emilie Sebesta, JD, MD, FAAP

Dr. Emilie Sebesta graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2001 and completed her pediatric residency at the University of New Mexico in 2004. She is a professor in the General Division of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico. She has co-directed the Mother Baby Unit and Newborn Nursery since 2010 and has been instrumental in improving support for breastfeeding mothers, including spearheading the effort to make UNMH a Baby-Friendly designated hospital. She is the American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for New Mexico and has worked with the NM Breastfeeding Task Force for many years to help support breastfeeding families and provide breastfeeding education to medical providers.

Objectives for this training include:

  • Identify when formula supplementation is medically indicated in a breastfeeding baby.

  • List alternative feeding methods for a breastfeeding baby who is requiring formula

  • (or EBM) supplementation including finger feeding, cup feeding, and syringe feeding.

  • List appropriate quantities of supplementation for breastfeeding babies based on indication and day of life.


  • Identify the basics of transfer of drugs into human milk.

  • Identify which drugs can be safely ingested while breastfeeding and which cannot and why.

  • Develop a practical approach to providing guidance to patients regarding drug use and breastfeeding.


UNM CME policy, in compliance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support, requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of an activity disclose all relevant financial relationships they have had within the last 12 months with a commercial interest related to the content of this activity. The planners and presenters disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. 

Accreditation: The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

21 Jun 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT

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