Failure to Launch: Working with the Baby who has Difficulty Latching , Latches but won’t Suck, or Won’t Latch at all

Time-frame: 75-180
CERP: no

Guiding principles of treatment follow profiles of dysfunctionally sucking babies in this presentation. Dr. Hazelbaker presents and discusses the various treatment approaches to address this specific form of infant sucking dysfunction including ways to maintain the milk supply and support the mother while the suck problem is being addressed. She further examines selection criteria for these various treatment approaches while framing the breastfeeding goals for babies who have anomalies like tongue-tie, clefts and syndromes. A clinical case review that includes an assessment and treatment element rounds out this presentation. At the end of this presentation, the participant will be better able to assist the breastfeeding mother whose baby cannot or will not latch for whatever reason.

Alison Hazelbaker Ph.D, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST