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

by Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

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.

Learning Objectives:

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

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