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Tongue Ties Untied

  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Learning

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is a high priority to advocate for the support of breastfeeding. Numerous studies have clearly demonstrated the significance of breastfeeding in a child’s overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, the presence of a tongue tie can pose a major obstacle for healthy breastfeeding. Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) has long been a topic of much controversy, concern, and debate. Tongue-ties can cause problems with breastfeeding because the tongue is restricted in its natural movement of sucking and feeding. Research indicates that a frenectomy is a safe and effective treatment that usually helps improve breastfeeding. However, surprisingly, pediatric clinics across the U.S. do not routinely perform lingual and/or frenectomies. In this lecture, Dr. Agarwal discusses the history of tongue ties and the clinical presentation of symptoms commonly experienced by an infant who is tongue-tied and/or a mother trying to breastfeed with a tongue-tied child. He also details how to identify tongue ties, determine whether a frenectomy is needed, frenectomy treatment options, and associated aftercare.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe what a tongue tie is.

Objective 2: List the types of TT and difference between a posterior and anterior tongue tie.

Objective 3: List 3 methods of frenotomy/frenectomy.

Objective 4: List 4 out of 6 risks from a procedure.

Objective 5: List at least 3 symptoms a mother can develop with a tongue tied child.

Objective 6: List at least 4 symptoms a child can develop with a tongue tie present.

Objective 7: Demonstrate 2 exercise methods. Explain how a tongue tie affects breastfeeding.

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks