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Baby Shark Do’s, Don'ts, Decisions, and Dilemmas. Creating a Supportive Lactation Care Plan for a Family with Tethered Oral Tissues.

by Tamara Hawkins, RN, FNP, IBCLC, LCCE, CHHC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Live Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Learning

Trending in lactation consultants’ conversations are concerns of parents choosing not to release tethered oral tissues, declining structural realignment work, choosing frenotomy providers that are not on preferred consult lists, and experiencing less than desired outcomes or breastfeeding cessation. How can IBCLCs support families that might otherwise be ambivalent to body work, releasing restrictions, and follow up to ensure continuity of care and breastfeeding success? In this talk, we will explore the journey of holistic lactation care starting from a functional feeding assessment to helping parents reach a self-imposed goal of breastfeeding success with babies that have tethered oral tissues.

Learning Objectives:

1. Increase competence of discussing with a parent the infant’s breastfeeding journey from latch, suck, swallow, breathe and how tethered oral tissues can impact this experience.

2. Understand how to help parents develop a plan to optimize infant’s breastfeeding and support them in making the step-by-step journey to optimal infant oral development.

3. Develop a framework of integrative coaching when parents exhibit resistance based on misunderstanding from primary care providers regarding evaluating, diagnosis, management and treatment of tethered oral tissues.

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