Breastfeeding: Influence on Socio-Emotional Development

$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Advanced

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.


CEU Course Description

Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) duration plays a prominent role in promoting healthy brain and cognitive development in human children.  This advanced CEU course examines whether and how the duration of EBF impacts the neural processing of emotional signals by measuring electro-cortical responses to body expressions in 8-month-old infants.

Article Author:  Kathleen Krol, Ph.D., et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss what has been found to be influenced by the skin-to-skin contact and pleasant touch of breastfeeding.

2.  Explain what breastfeeding does to the maternal brain.

3.  Identify which neural outcomes are facilitated by the duration of EBF experience.

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