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Breastfeeding and Jaundice and Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn

Total Credits: .50 including .5 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Jeremy Jones, DO
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Title: Breastfeeding and Jaundice and Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn

Presenter: Jeremy L. Jones, D.O.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1)  Understand the qualitative and quantitative differences between human milk and various infant formulas.

2)  Recognize the presence and importance of various antibodies (including secretory IgA) in human milk and colostrum.

3)  Delineate the advantages to the baby of breastfeeding.

4)  Recognize when breast-feeding should be interrupted because of maternal infection.

5)  Plan the appropriate diagnostic evaluation of jaundice in a full-term infant.

6)  Recognize the association between breast-feeding and physiologic jaundice in the neonatal period.

7)  Understand strategies to prevent the development of severe hyperbilirubinemia in newborn infants.


Faculty Disclosure Declaration Statement

This presenter has no conflict of interest or disclosure to declare of any financial interest or other relationship with any commercial entities discussed in this educational presentation.

Accreditation Statement

This educational presentation was developed according to the planning, design, implementation and evaluation standards of the accreditation requirements for category 1 CME sponsors of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  The Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) is accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

Grievance Policy Statement

If you have any questions or concerns about this educational experience, you may call the IOA office at (317) 926-3009 or send an email message to  All questions or concerns will be addressed promptly.



Jeremy Jones, DO's Profile

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Dr. Jones is a clinical associate professor in primary care at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM) in Indianapolis, IN. He is a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, the Catholic Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Indiana and Oklahoma Osteopathic Associations. Dr. Jones received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma and his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSUCOM) in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Jones is board certified in pediatrics. He has been teaching and mentoring medical students and resident physicians for ten years. Dr. Jones has given more than two hundred lectures in graduate medical education classrooms as well as local, regional, and national conferences. His foremost interest is in his faith, where he attends Mass at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Dr. Jones also enjoys listening to his wife, Kayla, play classical piano. He currently has three living daughters: Gemma Rose Raphaela, age thirteen years; Mary Agnes, age eleven years; and Lucy Cecilia, age seven years.

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