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Feeding is Movement: Activities for Supporting Optimal Infant Oral Function

by Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CME, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes

Feeding is movement and some babies need personalized help when it comes to oral function and skills. This presentation covers critical thinking strategies around basic activities to support optimal infant oral function. We will review available evidence, contraindications, and targeted activities. We will discuss when and why to consider a variety of activities for the jaw, cheeks, tongue, palate, lips, and tongue. Learners will also recognize oral function concerns that require referral and connection to other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives:

1: Describe specific areas of infant oral function that may benefit from supportive exercises and activities based on oral assessment findings.
2: Describe exercises and techniques that support function of the lips, jaw, cheeks, tongue , and sucking patterns.
3: List at least 2 contraindications for oral work and when to refer.

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