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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, Tools of the Lactation Trade Lecture Pack, Tongue-Tie Symposium 2020, GOLD Learning Day 2020 - Level Up, Tongue Tie Symposium 2021
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. Certified in 1992, Catherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges and is an active clinical mentor. She speaks to healthcare professionals around the world on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. Her presentations and her writing are enriched by her clinical photographs and videos. Catherine collaborates with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering on research projects investigating the biomechanics of the lactating nipple and various aspects of sucking and swallowing in breastfeeding infants. She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Praeclarus Press 2009) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Learning 2008, 2013, 2017) as well as professional journal articles and chapters in the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice and Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Catherine served as Associate Editor of the United States Lactation Consultant Association’s official journal Clinical Lactation for its first seven years.

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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, Lip Tie and 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.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
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Using Breastfeeding Supplementers
This presentation reviews available commercial and clinician-assembled supplementer devices and their use during breastfeeding in a problem solving context. It includes special considerations for infants with oral clefts and cardiorespiratory conditions.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
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Critical Assessment of Apparent Tongue-Tie
Tongue tie is one potential cause of breastfeeding difficulties, but most authorities fear that frenotomy is overused. This presentation explores research on the role of the tongue during normal breastfeeding; briefly reviews validated assessment tools, and proposes other management, structural and medical issues that impact tongue mobility and feeding.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
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Introduction to Cervical Auscultation
Cervical Auscultation (listening with a stethoscope over the baby’s neck or chin during feeding) is a useful tool for lactation consultants in assessing suck:swallow:breathe rhythms and coordination. This presentation uses recorded sound files of cervical auscultation of breastfeeding infants to illustrate some uses of this technique for breastfeeding assessment, clinical problem solving, and identifying dyads who require referrals for speech/feeding therapy or medical care.
Presentations: 4  |  Hours / CE Credits: 4  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Ultrasound Analysis of Sucking: Tongue-Tie and Confounders
Ultrasound is a useful tool in our quest to understand both normal sucking and breastfeeding impairments. Research depends on both accurate classification of subjects and breastfeeding best practices. This webinar presents findings from our studies of the organization of tongue movements in space and time during breastfeeding using an objective methodology, highlighting some important considerations when conducting or assessing research.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Accreditation, Live Webinar, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks