Nuances of Latch

Time-frame: 60-75 minutes
CERP: yes

The understanding of infant sucking has burgeoned in recent years with the continued development of cineradiographic and ultrasound techniques. A clear understanding of how infants use the tongue during breastfeeding as well as triggers for infant feeding behaviors helps the lactation consultant understand how to optimize attachment for each mother-baby pair. A wide variety of approaches to both mother and infant led attachment are illustrated by video clips from lactation consultations. Extensive clinical photos illustrate the subtle signs of suboptimal vs. optimal attachment. The longer version includes latching to bottle nipples to support breastfeeding skills, optimizing attachment when using at-breast supplementers, and latching to nipple shields in a way that promotes direct breastfeeding in the future.



Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC


Phone number: 718-846-2323
Email: cwgenna@gmail.com
Site: http://www.cwgenna.com

Publications

Supporting Sucking Skills In Breastfeeding Infants">Supporting Sucking Skills in BF Infants 3rd edition

Third edition! Updated research based information on infant sucking and new strategies to assist infants with breastfeeding difficulties.

Physiologic Breastfeeding Initiation

Physiologic Breastfeeding: A Contemporary Approach to Breastfeeding Initiation
  1. Robyn Schafer CNM, MSN, RN, EdM, IBCLC,* and
  2. Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC            DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12319
Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Volume 60, Issue 5, pages 546–553, September/October 2015

Breastfeeding Infants with Congenital Torticollis

Infants with torticollis can be difficult to feed. This article describes positioning and supportive strategies  for affected infants.