GOLD Learning Speakers

United States

Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Infant Suck (Structure, Function & Tongue-tie) Lecture Pack 2015, Alumni 2016, Webinars, Managing Challenges at the Breast Lecture Pack 2017, Tongue-Tie Symposium 2018
  • Country: United States
Biography:

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is in private practice in New York City since 1992. She is particularly interested in dyads with medical challenges to breastfeeding. In addition to mentoring lactation interns, she uses her clinical photos and videos in presentations to healthcare professionals on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. Catherine participates in a research collaborative with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering, investigating biomechanics of the lactating nipple and aspects of sucking and swallowing in breastfeeding infants. She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Hale 2009, Praeclarus Press 2016) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2008, 2013, 2017), professional journal articles, and chapters in the Core Curriculum and Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Catherine has served as Associate Editor of the United States Lactation Consultant Association’s official journal Clinical Lactation since its inception.

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Organization of tongue movements before and after frenotomy for posterior tongue-tie: an Ultrasound analysis
Recent biomechanical analysis of tongue movements during breastfeeding has illuminated how healthy infants use their tongues to produce subatmospheric (negative) pressures and move milk in the mouth for swallowing. This talk reviews normal tongue kinematics during breastfeeding and extends this objective analysis to tongue-tied infants before and after frenotomy and briefly discusses the clinical implications of the changes seen in infants with ankyloglossia.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Tongue-tie & Structure
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Breastfeeding Management - Interactive Case Studies
There are generally more than one way to solve a particular breastfeeding problem. Lactation consultants use clinical reasoning to choose between different tools and techniques for individual dyads. A series of case studies of dyads with breastfeeding problems will allow participants to utilize their knowledge of lactation management to choose between multiple strategies for resolution of bf difficulties.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Facilitating Infant Competence: Hand Use During Latch
Those baby hands are always in the way! Or are they? Infants use their hands in predictable and helpful ways during breast searching and breastfeeding. This presentation explores these behaviors and ways to work with rather than against them, including ways to protect sore nipples without frustrating the infant.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
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Lactation Support for Infant Biomedical Challenges
Infants with biologically based sucking problems can often breastfeed with specific lactation management and supportive techniques. This presentation provides an overview of some common medical problems that cause feeding difficulty and strategies that can help an infant with suboptimal sucking skills to feed more normally.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Breastfeeding Strategies for Tongue-tied Infants
Tongue tied infants may have difficulties with breastfeeding that impact maternal comfort and milk transfer. This presentation focuses on strategies to support breastfeeding whether or not frenotomy is elected or available.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: