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Breastfeeding Infant Feeding Curriculum
Breastfeeding Infant Feeding Curriculum - Nursing Module Presenters: Clare Campbell Nesmith, M.D. Misty Virmani, MD, FAAP Hope Caddy, RN, IBCLC Lisa Fulgham, RN, IBCLC Regina Ward, RN, IBCLC Susan Trussell BSN, IBCLC Emily Gordon, MS, CHES, CCE Jennifer Andrews, M.D. Dr. Elizabeth Kim, MD
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Clare Campbell Nesmith, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrican in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nurseries. She does not see patients outside of the nursery. She received her MD from UAMS in 2000 and completed her residency at ACH.

Misty Virmani, MD, FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Before returning to train as a neonatologist at ACH and UAMS, she worked for seven years as a general pediatrician. She specializes in lactation medicine and breastfeeding and is leading the UAMS Baby Friendly Hospital initiative.

Hope Caddy, RN, IBCLC is an internationally board certified lactation consultant. She has worked with the lactation team at UAMS for almost two years and enjoys helping mothers nurture their babies.

Lisa Fulgham, RN, IBCLC is an internatnally board certified lactation consultant. She has been an RN for 29 years and has worked as an IBCLC for four years.

Regina Ward, RN, IBCLC is a nurse and an internationally board certified lactation consultant. She works in the UAMS NICU and is an RNIII.

Susan Trussell BSN, IBCLC is an internationally board certified lactation consultant at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Susan has worked six years on the lactation team supporting and promoting breastfeeding education.

Emily Gordon, MS, CHES, CCE is the Patient Education Specialist for the Women’s Health Service Line at UAMS. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Childbirth Educator, and a Certified Breastfeeding Educator. She has been with UAMS for 3 years where she provides patient education to patients and families, involves the patients and families in educational activities, serves as a patient advocate, collaborates with other health team members in assessing and identifying the scope of the patient’s needs and evaluates the process of patient education. She also teaches childbirth classes and breastfeeding classes to prepare future moms and dads for the experience of birthing a child and caring for one, as well as teaches a sibling class to prepare the sibling for when their baby brother or sister gets here.

Dr. Elizabeth Kim, MD, attended Lyon College in Batesville, AR and received her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1999.  Following two years of basic science research in multiple myeloma at our own Arkansas Cancer Research Center, she attended medical school at UAMS and graduated in 2005.  She received her pediatric training at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and continued her fellowship training in Neonatology at UAMS/ACH, graduating in 2011.  She is now in her third year on faculty in the Division of Neonatology.  Her fellowship research focused on the use of telemedicine to improve delivery patterns across Arkansas of very low birth weight infants and she continues to be interested in the use of TM to improve clinical care of our states smallest patients.  

Jennifer Andrews, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She completed undergraduate training at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with degree in Dietetics. She attended medical school at UAMS and completed a residency in Pediatrics at UAMS/ACH.  Dr. Andrews currently works as a Clinical Attending in the Newborn Nursery/NICU at both hospitals. She also oversees the development of the Term Nursery resident curriculum and has assisted with the development of the Baby Friendly nursing curriculum.

Knowledge Gap: 

This module will teach the learner when and how to use an alternative to the bottle when giving supplemental feedings.


    By the end of this module the learner will be able to:

    •List supplemental feeding methods to use as an alternative to using a bottle
    •Describe how to use alternative supplemental feeding methods
    •Explain which method is appropriate in situations where:
    –Infant is able to latch but needs supplements
    –Infant has difficulty latching

The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CME activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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