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):
Durations: 57 mins
Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC
Structure and Function: Causes and Possible Long Term Consequences
U.S.A. Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC

Jaye started her career in lactation in 1995 becoming a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) through Lactation Institute and 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 had special needs and structural issues due to birth trauma. In 2010 Jaye completed training to become a Bowen Therapist. 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. Jaye also specializes in LGBTQ issues as they relate to lactation, parenting and cultural acceptance. As part of the LGBTQ community herself, she has personal and professional experience with LGBTQ Issues which lends her a unique perspective and insight to the LGBTQ world.

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)

U.S.A. 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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Durations: 63 mins

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

Catherine Watson Genna has been an IBCLC in private practice in NYC since 1992. She has a special interest in the anatomical, genetic and neurological influences on infant sucking skills, and writes and speaks internationally on these topics. Her current research projects involve analyzing infant sucking via ultrasound and studying suck:swallow rhythms using cervical auscultation.  She is the author of Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008 and 2013) and Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools (Hale Publishing, 2009) and serves as the Associate Editor of the USLCA Journal

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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Durations: 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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Durations: 64 mins
Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, CIMI, CST, NBCR, RYT 200
TummyTime!™ : A Therapeutic Strategy for Parents and Babies
USA Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, CIMI, CST, NBCR, RYT 200

Michelle Emanuel has over 19 years experience as a neonatal / pediatric occupational therapist, which includes neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric critical care, outpatient and a private practice, with a specialty in using soft tissue manual therapy assessment and treatment.  Michelle has a wide variety of skills including newborn/infant development, pre and perinatal psychology, Autonomic Nervous System Regulation and Resiliency, infant sensory processing, baby massage, craniosacral therapy and other forms of bodywork.  She specializes in bodywork for babies with torticollis, plagiocephaly and tethered oral tissues.   Michelle is licensed and registered as an Occupational therapist, a national board certified Reflexologist and 200hour Registered Yoga Teacher.  She is also certified in CranioSacral Therapy, Divine Sleep™ Yoga Nidra, Reflexology, Infant Massage, Baby's First Massage, Butterfly Touch Massage, Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS) and the Infant Behavioral Assessment. In addition to developing the TummyTime! method and a BabyYoga curriculum, she teaches both parents and professionals in the essentials of baby development and care.

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, CIMI, CST, NBCR, RYT 200

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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This program has been approved for 5.0 CERPs (5 L-CERPs). GOLD Learning is an approved Long Term Provider of CERPs by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Approval #CLT114-07.

Additional Details

Viewing Time: 4 Weeks

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Tongue-tie & Structure

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