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The Ties that Bind- or Don't

by Dana Silver, MD, FAAP, FABM
  • Duration: 540 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: ABM Conference 2016
Abstract:

Ankyloglossia in a breastfeeding infant may prevent the infant from latching well, and from achieving the proper suction and peristaltic motion needed to extract and move milk to the back of the mouth. This program will include a review by a pediatrician of the challenges and controversies in diagnosis and management of ankyloglossia. An ENT will discuss his experiences with the condition and what he describes as the unfavorable triad, which puts a mother-infant dyad at risk of having more problems with ankyloglossia and breastfeeding. A dentist will discuss his experiences with both tongue and lip tie.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Restate the challenges ankyloglossia may cause in breastfeeding mother-infant dyads and the controversies in its management.
Objective 2: Review the two approaches to frenotomies and their pros and cons.
Objective 3: Discuss the impact lip ties may have on breastfeeding.