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Infant Suck Lecture Pack

How do tongue-tie and lip-tie affect an infant's ability to suck? Does releasing the ties really make a difference? What about other structural issues such as those that might be caused by the birth process? What recommendations can we make to parents who are struggling with a baby who can't feed effectively? This special add-on package is full of new research and strategies from leading clinicians and researchers. Perfect for health care providers who are looking to expand their knowledge about the growing body of research on tongue and lip-tie, and other structural issues that can have a profound impact on an infant's sucking skills and body as a whole.

$75.00 USD
Total CE Hours: 5.00   Access Time: 4 Weeks  
Lectures in this bundle (5):
Duration: 57 mins
Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC
Structure and Function: Causes and Possible Long Term Consequences
USA Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC

Jaye Simpson started her career in lactation in 1995, becoming a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) through Lactation Institute. She then became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2000. In 2005, Jaye completed her training in infant massage and is a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage, tailoring her classes for parents whose babies have special needs and structural issues due to birth trauma.  Specializing in working with babies with structural issues, Jaye’s studies and research led her to develop the Structure and Function training program in 2013, teaching professionals in the birth and breastfeeding fields how to evaluate infant structure and function as it relates to breastfeeding.

Objective 1: List 3 reasons for structural issues (pregnancy and/or birth related)

Objective 2: List 3 effects of structural issues in the newborn period (feeding and/or behavior)

Objective 3: List 3 potential long term effects when missed or left untreated (behavioral and/or developmental)

USA Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC

This program will discuss Infant structural concerns: why structural issues occur, what challenges structural issues can cause and potential long term effects. Discussion will focus on pregnancy and birth related causes, effects on breastfeeding and baby behavior, and the potential long term ramifications when missed or left untreated. Discussion will incorporate and stress why it is important to recognize structural issues as soon as possible after birth.

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Duration: 63 mins
Infant Frenotomy for the Clinician

Dr. Martin Kaplan was born in Chelsea, MA. He completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Massachusetts and then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After earning his D.M.D. degree he completed a pediatric residency at Montefiore Hospital in New York.

Dr. Kaplan practices exclusively in Stoughton, MA. He continues to take update his laser education by regularly attending the Academy of Laser dentistry Annual meeting where is also contributes as a lecturer ans laser safety officer. He is one of only a handful of pediatric laser dentists who utilizes lasers for the treatment of infants with breastfeeding issues related to frenum attachment problems.

He is a member of the:

• American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

• Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

• American Dental Association

• Massachusetts Dental Society

• Academy of Sports Dentistry

• Academy of Laser Dentistry

• Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

When not practicing dentistry he enjoys Karate and has attained the level of 4th degree black belt.

Objective 1: Understand how the Mother and Baby Symptoms affect the decision to treat a frenum

Objective 2: Understand the use of lasers in the treatment

Objective 3: Understand the post-op requirements and team approach to insure the best possible results of frenotomy


My talk will review the proper intake of information of the mother and child dyad to determine and objective evaluation. Intake forms will be available for the attendees. The information will be discussed as it relates to the intake form and the doctor physical observation and digital exam. The decision tree for the proper surgical approach will be reviewed along with a discussion of laser safety and laser tissue response Post-op follow-up and oral physiotherapy will be reviewed and related to the reasons for the type recommended. Cases of lip and tongue ties will be presented by video slides and also a video of actual cases will be shown. Multiple heading of various clinical presentations will be shown and cases of co-morbidity and medical conditions for consideration will be presented. Time will be allotted to answer questions and contact for additional information will be provided for after seminar questions.

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Duration: 48 mins
Organization of tongue movements before and after frenotomy for posterior tongue-tie: an Ultrasound analysis

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. Certified in 1992, Catherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges and is an active clinical mentor. She speaks to healthcare professionals around the world on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. Her presentations and her writing are enriched by her clinical photographs and videos. Catherine collaborates with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering on research projects investigating the biomechanics of the lactating nipple and various aspects of sucking and swallowing in breastfeeding infants. She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Praeclarus Press 2009) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Learning 2008, 2013, 2017) as well as professional journal articles and chapters in the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice and Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Catherine served as Associate Editor of the United States Lactation Consultant Association’s official journal Clinical Lactation for its first seven years.

Objective 1: Describe how the anterior and mid-tongue move differently during normal breastfeeding

Objective 2: List two differences between tongue movements in tongue-tied infants and healthy infants

Objective 3: Detail two consequences of these restrictions


Recent biomechanical analysis of tongue movements during breastfeeding has illuminated how healthy infants use their tongues to produce subatmospheric (negative) pressures and move milk in the mouth for swallowing. This talk reviews normal tongue kinematics during breastfeeding and extends this objective analysis to tongue-tied infants before and after frenotomy and briefly discusses the clinical implications of the changes seen in infants with ankyloglossia.

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Duration: 71 mins
Biomechanics of milk extraction during breast-feeding

David Elad is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University since 1985.  He received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering on 1973, M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering on 1978 and 1982, all from the Technion, Haifa, Israel. He was then awarded the Rothschild and Bantrell post-doctoral fellowships at Imperial College London and M.I.T.    
David pioneered computational studies of biofluid transport phenomena in the nasal cavity in the late 80's. In the early 90's he established a comprehensive research program in bioengineering of human reproduction, both at Tel Aviv University. He developed his expertise in the fields of Respiratory Biomechanics and Reproductive Bioengineering, from complete organs all the way to the cellular levels. The respiratory studies included integrative assessment of respiratory muscles, transport phenomena in the human nose, objective noninvasive evaluation of nasal function and mechano-transduction of nasal epithelial cells cultured under air-liquid interface conditions, including effects of air-pollution. The reproductive studies included the role of uterine peristalsis in early human life, pre-implantation embryo transport after IVF, feto-maternal blood circulations in the placenta, transport of nutrition, pharmaceuticals and carcinogenic materials across a tissue engineered placental barrier, mechano-transduction of cultured ovarian cancer cells and biomechanics of infant breastfeeding. He published over 120 articles in peer-review journals and was the leading editor of 5 special journal issues in reproductive bioengineering, respiratory biomechanics and biofluid mechanics.
David has been a visiting scholar at Imperial College London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Drexel University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Toronto, City College New York and Columbia University. He is a member of the World Council for Biomechanics (2002-14) and a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2004), the Biomedical Engineering Society, USA (2005) and the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (2013).
Dr. Elad is currently on sabbatical leave from Tel Aviv University and affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Columbia University.

Objective 1: Background on mechanics of motions and bioengineering studies.

Objective 2: Kinematics of tongue movement derived from objective analysis of individual frames

Objective 3: Biomechanical model of milk extraction during breastfeeding based on first physical principles (i.e., Newton Laws).


The physical mechanisms executed by the infant during breastfeeding have been intriguing topics that lead to a long scientific controversy; whether it is sucking of the milk or mouthing of the nipple/areola. We developed a dynamic analysis of ultrasound video clips acquired during breastfeeding in order to explore the kinematics of the tongue. Then, we have developed a three-dimensional biophysical model of the breast and lactiferous tubes that enabled mimicking latch-on and the dynamic characteristics of the tongue and nipple observed in ultrasound imaging during breastfeeding. Then, we simulated breastfeeding and explored the biomechanical aspects of breastfeeding. We demonstrated that latch-on to draw the nipple/areola into the infant mouth, as well as milk extraction during breastfeeding, require development of time varying sub-atmospheric pressures within the infant's oral cavity. Analysis of infant tongue motility was compared between breast and bottle feeding. The presentation will also include discussion of oral pressure measurements.

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Duration: 64 mins
Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, IBCLC, CST, NBCR
TummyTime!™ : A Therapeutic Strategy for Parents and Babies
USA Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, IBCLC, CST, NBCR

Michelle has been a pediatric neurodevelopmental Occupational therapist specializing in precrawling infants for over 26 years. She has specialty certifications and training in lactation, manual therapy, and pre and peri natal psychology. Michelle has specialized in optimal cranial nerve function and oral restrictions, with an emphasis on infant movement, innate biological imperatives and human potential, providing novel curriculums, support and resources for both professionals and parents. She enjoys collaborating and working in teams for babies and families going through the tethered oral tissues release process.

Objective 1: Learn what tummy time is and why it is important for babies newborn to six months of age

Objective 2: Learn the TummyTime!™ method which ensures baby’s comfort and connection to parent in this position

Objective 3: Learn what the social nervous system is and 3 simple tips how to help baby’s calm and regulate

USA Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, IBCLC, CST, NBCR

TummyTime!™ is a program designed specifically for parents and babies to support connection, health and development. Tummy time is helpful for babies to offset the time they spend sleeping while lying on their backs, helps promote natural reflexes and helps to promote optimal breastfeeding relationship.

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Tags / Categories

(IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Infant, Frenotomy & Tongue Tie Treatment, Infant Anatomy & Physiology, Supporting Sucking Skills, Tongue & Lip Tie Assessment

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