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BreAnne Marcucci, ARNP, FNP-C, IBCLC

Jennifer Millich, MSN, BSN, RN, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Tongue-Tie Symposium 2020
  • Country: U.S.A.

BreAnne is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She dedicates her practice to holistic and gentle care and has a special passion for lactation and nursing medicine, careful identification and treatment of infant oral restrictions (tethered oral tissue) and perinatal health. BreAnne is Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Pacific Wellness & Lactation where she focuses on complex lactation and breastfeeding problems and the release of tethered oral tissue. Her other professional passion includes Fertility care and treatment, specializing in cycle syncing and natural hormone therapies to help families achieve healthy pregnancy. In her time outside of the clinic, BreAnne enjoys the local Pacific Northwest beach in her home town with her two young children and husband of 10 years. She is active in the community as a board member of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Jennifer is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has extensive experience caring for adult populations both in the home and clinic setting. She specializes in lactation and postpartum care from birth through the nursing journey. She is trained in craniosacral therapy and incorporates this gentle touch therapy into much of her practice. She emphasizes preventive practices and is passionate about providing early support and alternative healing modalities to new families. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Education from Western Governors University. When she is not working in her clinic she enjoys spending time outdoors in her garden, getting centered through yoga, and volunteering with the local Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County. With a strong dedication to advancing her practice, Jennifer will be continuing her education to obtain her ARNP license in the Fall of 2020.

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How Do We Measure A Complete Release?
What is a complete tongue tie release? What is the benchmark for a successful procedure? These are questions that are not often asked or clarified when discussing oral restrictions like lip and tongue tie. In their absence, the benchmark becomes how the wound site appears visually (how large the diamond is) when really, what needs to be discussed is the outcome related to the initial indication for the procedure as well as the actual function of the released structure. As lactation and breastfeeding professionals, this means the outcome related to breastfeeding and the real function of the tongue. For some this might mean more maternal comfort with latch, improved infant milk transfer at breast, reduction of reflux symptoms after feedings, increased maternal milk supply and more. In this lecture we will discuss our clinical experience in the evaluation, treatment and care of infants receiving frenotomy and frenectomy procedure as it relates to breastfeeding specific outcomes. Our clinic specializes in breastfeeding medicine and infant oral restriction and provides scissor and laser release in office. Our lecture reviews an audit of our services and outcomes and includes photos of types 1 through 4 tongue tie, videos of releases for differing indications and outcomes related to maternal pain pre and post infant procedure, infant pain post procedure and LATCH score. We also review use of CST in office as well as other manual therapies to improve infant feeding. The goal of the lecture is to better establish what constitutes a successful procedure and a full release.
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Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks