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Will It Hurt? Frenotomy Aftercare Strategies to Optimize Healing Outcomes for the Newborn

by Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: webinar
  • Handout: Yes
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There are a few emerging theories and clinical practice ideas when it comes to frenotomy aftercare for the newborn. Clinicians and families sometimes struggle with the idea of how to balance efficient post-frenotomy care while minimizing stress and discomfort of the newborn. While the evidence strongly points to the benefit of frenotomy for tongue-tied neonates, there is little published evidence regarding best aftercare practices. During this presentation we will explore the neonatal experience of pain along with pain management and oral healing strategies. We will also discuss the impact of stress on wound healing and focus on ways to help keep babies calm and happy through the recovery process. For families coping with a tongue-tied baby, it is often a physical and emotional roller coaster ride. This presentation will help provide a well-rounded view of frenotomy aftercare issues as well as clinical, care strategies to optimize healing and feeding for the newborn.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe why minimizing neonatal pain is important
Objective 2:Describe the impact of stress on wound healing
Objective 3:Identify some pain relief strategies for post frenotomy care

Categories: Pre & Post Care,
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks