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Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE

  • Speaker Type: Tongue-Tie Symposium 2019
  • Country: United States

Christine Staricka is an IBCLC and certified childbirth educator with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Her work in Bakersfield, CA area hospitals has encompassed inpatient and outpatient clinical consultation, ongoing staff education, and work toward Baby-Friendly certification. She is an experienced NICU, postpartum, and outpatient lactation consultant. In 2013, Christine co-founded a professional lactation education group called California Advanced Lactation Institute which has trained more than 100 individuals in basic breastfeeding management and preparation for the IBCLC exam. In 2014, Christine and 2 other IBCLCs opened California’s first licensed Baby Cafe location. Baby Cafe provides free breastfeeding support and IBCLC care in a welcoming and non-medical environment; it is a non-profit service which operates on in-kind donations and Christine and the IBCLC team volunteer their clinical services. Baby Cafe also provides the only venue in Kern County which allows individuals to obtain supervised clinical hours toward the IBCLC exam in a non-employment setting. In 2013 she and her local colleagues created Central Valley Lactation Association (CVLA), a chapter of USLCA, to coordinate efforts to support lactation professionals in California’s Central Valley. Christine met her husband of over 20 years while both were serving in the US Navy and they are the proud parents of 3 amazing daughters.

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Lactation Skills for Supporting Dyads with Oral Restrictions
A growing body of work supports the lactation care provider in assessing, referring, and infant feeding after a revision of oral restrictions; far less has been said regarding ongoing lactation care when revision is not part of the plan in the short- or long-term. Whether because revision services are unavailable, inaccessible, or not desired by parents, the dyad that includes a baby with non-revised oral restrictions will require a customized plan to avoid problems of lactation related to infants with oral restrictions. This presentation will equip the lactation care provider with tools to support the identified population of dyads where the infant has or is suspected to have oral restrictions. (These tools shall include: a review of situations which might lead a dyad to be considered part of this specific population; a comprehensive understanding of the categories of potential problems of lactation associated with this population; and the creation of a lactation care plan with clinical skills specifically designed to consider and address the needs of a dyad in this population along the entire spectrum of normal lactation.) Lactation care providers in any setting and with any level of training will benefit from this review of the issue as it offers a deeper understanding of why particular tools, techniques, and routines might be required for this population as compared with other populations of dyads.
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: Breastfeeding the Tongue Tied Infant