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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Post Frenotomy Care: Examining Exercises, Therapy, and Support for the Breastfeeding Dyad Post Release

by Cara J. Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS by Stevanie Bahnerth, DC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CME
  • Learning Format: Live Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Learning
Abstract:

It is well known that tethered oral tissue (TOT) contributes to difficulty in breastfeeding. TOTs cause an alteration in ability of the infant to latch to the breast and coordinate a proper suck to allow for appropriate transfer of milk. While only medical and dental providers can perform TOT releases on infants, care for the mother/baby dyad after releases requires the work of multiple disciplines to optimize breastfeeding and support the dyad, and it’s important to understand everyone role. Understanding the biomechanics of breastfeeding including joints, bones, muscles, and cranial nerves and how TOT affects this process is necessary to understanding appropriate aftercare for infants who are released. This talk focuses on the necessary aftercare including support of the family of infants receiving release of TOT. Appropriate exercises, the role of body work, and additional consideration related to birth trauma are discussed in this talk. This talk utilizes the experiences of both a provider performing releases with additional IBCLC education and an infant chiropractor.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Discuss the biomechanics of breastfeeding including joints, bones, muscles, and cranial nerves and how Tethered Oral Tissue (TOT) affects this process;

Objective 2: Discuss the relationship between structure and function as it relates to TOT and Breastfeeding;

Objective 3: Discuss the necessity for a multidisciplinary approach in caring for the breastfeeding dyad;

Objective 4: Provide information on post-frenotomy after care including both structural work, exercises, and support for the breastfeeding dyad.


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