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Tongue-ties Demystified

by Anjana Srinivasan, MDCM, CCFP, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CME
  • Learning Format: Live Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Learning
Abstract:

The approach to tongue-ties and upper labial ties in the breastfeeding mother-infant dyad remains controversial. The definition and assessment of tongue-ties and upper labial ties will be reviewed, as well as their presentation in the breastfeeding mother and infant. Diagnostic tools will be discussed, as well as indication for frenotomy. The research and evidence for treatment with frenotomy will be outlined. This presentation will include photos, videos, case studies, and studies conducted at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic, a hospital-based referral center for complex breastfeeding issues.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Understand the assessment of tongue-ties and upper labial ties among breastfeeding infants who present with breastfeeding problems;

Objective 2: Identify cases of tongue-ties and/or upper labial ties among breastfeeding infants which may need treatment with frenotomy;

Objective 3: Manage breastfeeding-related problems which may be caused by infant tongue-ties and/or upper labial ties;

Objective 4: Discuss the research and evidence surrounding tongue-ties and upper labial ties, including studies done at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic.


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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks