Preventing Complications: Video Lecture Series

Here you’ll find a series of video presentations dedicated to educating clinicians and parents on various feeding-related complications. Please check back from time to time as we’ll be regularly updating this section with new topics!

Why Fed is Best for newborn Jaundice: A Parent Guide

Porqué  Alimentación es Mejor para la Ictericia del Recién Nacido

In this video, Co-Founder Dr. Christie del Castillo-Hegyi narrates a presentation on newborn jaundice, and the importance of sufficient breastfeeding or supplementation in the treatment of jaundice:

The Effects of Underfeeding on the Newborn Brain

Los Efectos de la Subalimentación en el Cerebro del Recién Nacido

This video features Co-Founder Dr. Christie del Castillo-Hegyi narrating a presentation on the effects of underfeeding on the newborn brain:


Making sure your newborn is fed: a guide to early breastfeeding

Cómo Comprobar que el Recién Nacido está Bien Alimentado: Una Guía al Amamantamiento Temprano

This video features Co-Founder Dr. Christie del Castillo-Hegyi narrating a presentation on how to ensure that your newborn is well-fed in the early days after birth:


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Disclaimer:  These videos do not replace in-person physician evaluation and treatment.  This document is meant to inform parents of the most recent data regarding infant feeding and to increase their knowledge on how to protect their newborns from hyperbilirubinemia, dehydration, hypernatremia, hypoglycemia and extended or repeat hospitalizations due to complications from underfeeding.  Earlier supplementation may be needed for babies who are premature or have medical conditions. It is recommended that a parent seeks evaluation by a pediatrician for any concerns regarding the health and safety of her baby if they arise.