Webinar: The Science Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding: The Microbiome & Epigenetics


Hosted by San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Announcing SDCBC July Educational Webinar!

This webinar event is FREE for all! Join us in welcoming Dr. Jenny Thomas, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP while she discusses "The Science Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding: The Microbiome & Epigenetics".

This live webinar will be held Saturday, June 24th 10-1130 am PDT. Free Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HYrKwwC5TjSXebd5BdtAaA

Following the webinar participants will be able to:

  • List determinants of the gut microbiome in the newborn infant
  • Describe the interaction between DNA, RNA and epigenetic modifiers
  • Describe how human milk supports the microbiome and contributes to epigenetic modification

Dr. Jenny Thomas, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist in Franklin, Wisconsin, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2003. She is now serving on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Breastfeeding Executive Board after spending several years as the Chief of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators. She is a founder and an Immediate-past Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition. She is the author of "Dr. Jen's Guide to Breastfeeding."

Dr. Thomas has received national awards for teaching, advocacy for children, and innovation within her practice and community.

Questions? Please call 800-371-6455 or email sdcbc@breastfeeding.org


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