6Aug

Special Topic Course: Breastfeeding And Infants With Oral Restrictions

By Sue Ludwig

Hopefully, World Breastfeeding Week is not only increasing awareness of breastfeeding in your NICUs, but also providing a moment in time to assess your current practices, barriers, and goals.

This week may also make you acutely aware of your need for more knowledge and confidence on the topic. We hope the course below will help.

Set aside a time that works for you and take this *1 CE Hour Course online. (CE for OT, PT, SLP, RN)

Course Description: Feeding is the most complex task we ask of infants, even full-term healthy infants. There are often many hurdles that mother-baby dyads encounter when learning to successfully breast and/or bottle feed. This talk will discuss the increase in diagnosis of lip and/or tongue tie, the classifications of each, as well as the implications and treatment for successful feeding.

Speaker: Amber Valentine MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT

Objectives:

  1. Define characteristics of lip and tongue ties.
  2. Identify levels of lip and tongue ties in infants.
  3. Describe difficulties associated with lip and tongue ties in breastfed infants.
  4. Compare treatment options and outcomes for lip and tongue ties.
  5. Instructional Method: Recorded webinar with handouts. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow course.

*Note: Contact hours reflect the minimum number of hours or continuing education credit awarded per course. Actual number may vary by discipline and accreditation body. Please refer to each course description and the Certificate of Completion for more details.

Click here to learn more and/or enroll. (Free for NANT Members.)

Per the World Health Organization, “increasing breastfeeding to near-universal levels could save more than 800,000 lives every year, the majority being children under 6 months.”

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