GOLD Learning Speakers

U.S.A.

Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA

  • Speaker Type: Tongue-tie Lecture Pack 2014, GOLD Lactation 2014, GOLD Midwifery 2016, Sucking Dysfunction & the Role of Bodywork 2016, Tongue-Tie, Infant Mental Lecture Pack 2016, GOLD Alumni 2019
  • Country: U.S.A.
Biography:

Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist for over 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Haller Method practitioner, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology Educator and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice. She has authored three books, several monographs and performed clinically relevant research. As an innovator, she invented the Hazelbaker™ FingerFeeder to address infant sucking problems.

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The Faux Tie: When is a "Tongue-tie" NOT a Tongue-tie?
Has the incidence of tongue-tie increased or are we seeing more cases of "tongue-tie" because of poor differential diagnosis? In this presentation, Dr. Hazelbaker describes the differences between actual tongue-tie and sucking issues that can appear to be tongue-tie due to structural restrictions that pull the tongue back in the throat. She provides the conceptual framework for such an occurrence and shows both pictures and video that help the participant grasp the differences between the two thereby distinguishing a true tie from a faux tie in his or her clinical setting.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6.0  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Tongue-tie & Structure
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What Does Torticollis Have to do with Breastfeeding?
Torticollis, an abnormal foreshortening of the fascia of the neck that causes a head tilt, presents unique challenges to breastfeeding. Unfortunately, the incidence of this formally rare condition is on the rise. Dr. Hazelbaker discusses the causes of the condition, explains the assessment process and presents multiple therapeutic strategies for resolving torticollis in infants. She uses video to show both the assessment and treatment process in action.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 22.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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The Impact of Infant Trauma on Breastfeeding
Dr. Hazelbaker defines infant trauma and describes its signs and symptoms. She then discusses the various strategies for preventing infant trauma and resolving the condition. She suggests the multiple ways that midwives and doulas can help prevent infant trauma. She then makes suggestions as to which practitioners midwives need to refer to assist resolution.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 18  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
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The Impact of Bodywork on Infant Breastfeeding
This session addresses the types of breastfeeding problems that respond to bodywork. Dr. Hazelbaker presents examples of structurally related sucking dysfunction that indicates the need for bodywork. She discusses the three major release areas that must be addressed to resolve the sucking issue.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Tongue-tie & Structure
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Gamechangers: New studies that will change the way we think about tongue-tie.
This presentation examines several influential recent studies that will change the way we think about tongue-tie; the manner in which we examine, treat and perform therapy on babies. From the overall perspective of development, Dr. Hazelbaker looks at histology, speech development, posture, wound healing, lasers and airway integrity, citing the most exciting studies on these subjects, explaining how each will impact our philosophical, intellectual and clinical involvement with study findings. Further, Dr. Hazelbaker makes suggestions of how these various studies should guide our thinking about when and how to assess and treat tongue-tied infants.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Tongue-tie & Structure
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Infant Trauma: Impact on Breastfeeding
This presentation examines infant trauma and its adverse impact on breastfeeding. Dr. Hazelbaker begins by defining trauma then cites the various intrauterine, intrapartum and postpartum causes of trauma. She suggests prevention strategies and outlines ways to prevent and mitigate trauma including simple methods for resolving trauma easily employed by lactation consultants.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
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Creating Flow: Using Lymphatic Drainage Therapy for Breastfeeding Issues
Surprisingly, lymphatic congestion forms the foundation of some lactation problems like chronic plugged ducts and un-resolving nipple and breast pain. In this cutting-edge presentation, Dr. Hazelbaker covers the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system (especially as it pertains to the breast) and discusses the most common presentations and causes of lymphatic breast congestion. She demonstrates the Lymphatic Drainage Therapy technique in videos of three cases. Dr. Hazelbaker leaves the audience with a brief breast self-care regimen that can enhance the breast health of every participant when used consistently.
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation