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Looking Closely at The Baby

by Barbara Wilson-Clay, BSEd, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Learning
Abstract:

Clinical management of the breastfeeding mother and infant begins with accurate assessment of the issues that are affecting normal function. While breastfeeding is a dyadic activity, this presentation focuses on the infant. Specifically, the learner is invited to look closely at the individual baby, to observe facial tone and structure, and to identify any anomalies or restrictions in range-of-motion (such as those resulting from torticollis) that may negatively impact ability to breastfeed. Videos and photos will demonstrate both normal and abnormal presentations. Interventions will be proposed to assist infants who are unable to breastfeed so that they may continue to receive human milk, ideally from their own mothers, with an eventual goal of breastfeeding, if possible.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Identify muscle tone as an important predictor of breastfeeding ability in neonates
Objective 2: Identify and discuss torticollis as an issue that may impair breastfeeding ability.
Objective 3: Describe the effect of oro-facial structural anomalies on breastfeeding.

Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks