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Critical Assessment of Apparent Tongue-Tie

by Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CME, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: No

Tongue tie is one potential cause of breastfeeding difficulties, but most authorities fear that frenotomy is overused. This presentation explores research on the role of the tongue during normal breastfeeding; briefly reviews validated assessment tools, and proposes other management, structural and medical issues that impact tongue mobility and feeding.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the kinematics (organization of tongue movements in space and time) of normal breastfeeding.
2. List validated assessment tools to identify ankyloglossia.
3. List 4 conditions that can be confused with tongue-tie.

Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks