COMING SOON - Failure to Launch: Working with the Baby who has trouble Latching or who can’t Latch

Overview

COMING SOON! Recently, we have seen an increase in latching problems among neuro-typical babies. In this module, learners will gain an understanding of the various treatment approaches that address this specific form of infant sucking dysfunction. Dr. Hazelbaker suggests criteria for selecting treatment approaches that support the breastfeeding goals for infants who have difficulty latching or who do not latch on to the breast.

CEUs: 1.5 L-CERP

Course Price: $50.00 (USD)

Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to:

  • List the various causes of problematic latch-on or no latch-on.
  • Recognize sensory-based sucking dysfunction.
  • Enumerate an algorithm for working with the baby who has difficulty latching or who can’t latch.

Topics Covered

  • Video showing babies who have trouble latching or do not latch at all.
  • Review of select failure to latch cases.
  • Differential lactation diagnosis and assessment.
  • Causes of latching difficulty and no latch-on.
  • Trauma and the failure to latch baby.
  • Solutions for treating this extreme type of sucking dysfunction.
  • Role of bodywork in resolving failure to latch.

Course/Module Description

Recently, we have seen an increase in latching problems among neuro-typical babies. A variety of impacting factors cause difficult latch-on, and the optimal treatment approach varies depending upon the cause of the problem. In this module, we investigate the guiding principles of treatment and review profiles of dysfunctional sucking babies. We discuss a variety of treatment approaches that address this specific form of infant sucking dysfunction. Dr. Hazelbaker suggests criteria for selecting treatment approaches that support the breastfeeding goals for infants who have difficulty latching or who do not latch-on.

Instructor

Dr. Alison Hazelbaker

Dr. Alison Hazelbaker

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