COMING SOON! Infant sucking dysfunction has exponentially increased over the past two decades. This module focuses on the multiple factors responsible for the increased challenges to the gestate and neonate and suggests solutions for prevention.
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Infant sucking dysfunction has exponentially increased over the past two decades. Multiple factors may contribute to the development of infant sucking issues, including maternal postural problems, which change the baby’s “container” during gestation, and influences such as cultural birth practices which may impact the baby’s ability to coordinate sucking with swallowing and breathing. This module details the many factors that have increased the challenges to the gestate and neonate, the way these factors impact breastfeeding, and the many ways we can prevent these problems. Dr. Hazelbaker uses video and interactive slides to illustrate the concepts.