Acquired and positional plagiocephaly affects as many as 45% of babies born in the United States. Plagiocephaly can cause multiple functional issues in infants, including compromised breastfeeding. In this module, Dr. Hazelbaker reviews the causes of the condition and an assessment process in detail, and she presents learners with multiple therapeutic strategies for resolving plagiocephaly-derived breastfeeding problems in infants.
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Plagiocephaly, an abnormal asymmetrical molding of the cranial bones, causes multiple functional and developmental issues in infants, including compromised breastfeeding. Dr. Hazelbaker discusses plagiocephaly, its definition, causes, and impact on breastfeeding. She explains an easy-to-apply structural assessment process and suggests ways to facilitate breastfeeding as the condition is addressed therapeutically. She presents learners with multiple ways to mitigate or resolve plagiocephaly and how each strategy may impact breastfeeding in the short and long term.
The content in this module is re-evaluated every three years in accordance with ANCC criteria. This content will be re-evaluated and updated on or before March 30, 2023.
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