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Melanie Henstrom, BS, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Tongue Tie Symposium 2022
  • Country: United States

As a little girl, Melanie had the opportunity to watch her OBGYN dad deliver babies and it was such an incredible process to be a part of, she knew she wanted to help babies when she grew up. She received her bachelor’s degree in Family Science from Brigham Young University and worked in adoption until she had her first of six children, which included twins, all of which she was able to exclusively breastfeed. She struggled with postpartum depression which has helped her to be all the more compassionate towards the mothers she works with. Once all 6 children were in school, she became a certified postpartum doula and focused on guiding families mainly with multiples. Given her personal experience, she felt called to serve breastfeeding mothers, so she went back to school to become an IBCLC. She has a passion for helping breastfeeding dyads and also loves educating others about the importance of treating ties. She feels very blessed to have trained with some of the top in the tongue tie field and hopes to continue to spread the word to help increase breastfeeding success.

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Case Studies of Missed Tongue Ties and Subsequent Consequences
Improve your investigation skills as we walk through case studies of infants with tongue ties that were initially missed and the subsequent consequences. We will then review once the ties were found how a frenectomy with complete release improved or completely resolved their symptoms. We will examine studies that involve infants with Down syndrome, G tube, NG tubes, and failure to thrive. Learners will be empowered to assess with more accuracy by relying on their knowledge of symptoms and function in addition to standard anatomical assessments. This will improve outcomes for breastfeeding dyads allowing more tongue-ties to be found earlier on.
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks