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Frenectomy: The Importance of Anticipatory Guidance and Post Procedure Support

  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CME, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes

Frenectomy has become an increasingly more common procedure since the resurgence of interest in breastfeeding. Patient selection and anticipatory guidance provided to the family are key to success in reaching their goals. An honest discussion about the indications for doing the procedure and providing them with resources preemptively help in establishing trust and the future success of the procedure. After the procedure the care of the baby and the site are very intimidating to families and support at that time is vital to the success of the procedure. The post procedure experience can vary widely and to an extent depends on the family’s readiness. It is very important that post procedure be discussed before the procedure and support given after the procedure. Ultimately, the pre and post procedure interventions make the experience wholesome and conducive to successful breastfeeding.

Learning Objectives:

1: Explain the details of pre-frenectomy anticipatory guidance.
2: Describe post frenectomy management of pain, and exercises that may decrease the incidence of reattachment
3: Describe the nuances of care for the dyad, and the importance of individualizing care for the best possible results post frenectomy."

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