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Lina Mazzoni, B.Sc., Stillspezialistin®, EFNB®, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2021
  • Country: Germany

Lina Mazzoni is a Lactation Consultant (Stillspezialistin®) with a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Language Therapy. Since 2013 she has been working primarily with children and specialized in the treatment of sucking, swallowing and feeding disorders. In 2019 she became a Lactation Consultant to be able to work equivalent with the children and the mother. As a working mom she has a part time employment as a Lactation Consultant in a hospital in Hamburg, started her own private practice in 2019 and occasionally works as an Instructor in Lactation Education. Lina has two children and lives with them and her husband in Hamburg, Germany.

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Breastfeeding as a Prevention Strategy for Speech Language Disorders
The prevention and early treatment of diseases is part of a Speech and Language Therapist's working field. The question is, at what point can SL Therapy have a preventative influence, what are the advantages of early consultations and treatments and what significance does a nursing and lactation consultation have in this context. Asha and Fletcher (2005, S.1) called a SL Therapist and a Lactation Consultant a "Baby's feeding dream team", so the combination of these two professions might be a good way to facilitate difficult breastfeeding relationships and reduce SL disorders over the years. Breastfeeding is the physiological way to feed a baby. It supports the Mother-Child-Bond and sets the foundation for the undisturbed organic, sensorial, motoric, cognitive, oral and social development. If there is a problem with the ingestion of food (oromotor dysfunction or dysphagia), the topic of breastfeeding tends to move to the background. But what if breastfeeding can be used as part of the therapy? Promoting early SLT and by supporting the breastfeeding and preventing the use of artificial teats, which can have a negative influence especially on the oromotor and muscle development, the outcome might improve.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 29  |  Hours / CE Credits: 29.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: IBCLC in Collaboration With Other Health Professionals