****This event is intended for Lactation Professionals Only****
“Tongue tie” (clinically known as ankyloglossia) is of great interest in some settings and is still quite unknown in others. Tongue tie can restrict proper lingual functionality and mobility. These restrictions can cause significant feeding difficulties for infants. Feeding challenges can be complex and multi-factorial, therefore a comprehensive understanding of infant oral anatomy can help clinicians better assess and care for the patients they serve. The speaker will present on signs and symptoms of tongue tie, related health concerns, assessment and treatment strategies, and the status of the evidence base. Dr. Shari Carroll and her team are excited to host Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC from Portland, Oregon. Melissa is known for her research and clinical care around the topic of ankyloglossia. She will present up-to-date information regarding oral restrictions, assessment techniques, treatment and aftercare. This presentation is excellent for anyone that clinically assesses infants, works with feeding issues, and/or provides pediatric or lactation care. Space is limited so register early!
- Assess restrictions of the lingual and labial frenulum in babies
- Identify unique issues and implement targeted care strategies for dyads coping with ankyloglossia
- Demonstrate the collaboration and team work involved when dealing with oral restrictions
Continuing Education Credits
offered at no additional charge
RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 5 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.
IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 4.5 L-CERPs will be awarded.
RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio