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Cranial Nerves: A Critical Component of the Process of Breastfeeding

by Alison K. Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST, PPNE
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nurse Contact Hours, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes

This presentation covers the role of the cranial nerves in coordinating suck-swallow-breathe, a critical component of the process of breastfeeding. In this presentation, Dr. Hazelbaker identifies the main nuclei of these cranial nerves, how the oral and oro-pharyngeal areas are innervated, and presents the pathways and functions of each relevant cranial nerve with special emphasis on the trigeminal and vagal nerves and their nuclei, describing how each impacts the actions needed for effective breastfeeding.

Learning Objectives:

1.List the cranial nerves that are primarily responsible for coordinating suck-swallow-breathe
2.Describe the main nuclei of these cranial nerves
3.Explain the innervation of the oral and oro-pharyngeal areas
4.Describe the essential role of the trigeminal nerve in breastfeeding

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks