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USA

Cara J. Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS

Stevanie Bahnerth, DC

  • Speaker Type: Tongue-Tie Symposium 2018
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Dr. Cara graduated from Arizona State University of with Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner in addition to having her IBCLC certification. Dr. Cara is also a diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, specializing in “Oral Surgery in Infants, Toddler, and Adults.” Dr. Cara very much enjoys helping families to reach their breastfeeding goals.

Dr. Stevanie Bahnerth is a family chiropractor with over 14 years of experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and then went on the attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Having breastfeed her three own children, she developed a passion for helping breastfeeding families. She is an active La Leche League Leader. In her free time, Dr. Stevanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, yoga, and traveling.


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