The Therapeutic Use of Tummy Time

Time-frame: 60-75
CERP: no

The Back to Sleep Campaign has created developmental problems in infants, including plagiocephaly, sleep disorders and cognitive and motor delays. The incidence of plagiocephaly has risen to 45% and many babies refuse to be on their tummies to generate the proper sequence of motor development. These issues can create cognitive and learning deficits. Dr. Hazelbaker describes the therapeutic use of Michelle Emanuelle’s Tummy Time™ as a means to mitigate the adverse developmental impact of infant back sleeping. She uses video to demonstrate the technique and show the therapeutic use as an adjunct to other forms of therapy for babies who have breastfeeding difficulties.

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