Throw Out the Cookbook: Using Systematic Assessment and Treatment Probes to Individualize Care

Time-frame: 90 minutes to full day
CERP: yes

There are few resources for a detailed assessment of infant breastfeeding competency. This presentation will provide a framework for systematic evaluation of breastfeeding, including:

  • global functioning (muscle tone, aerobic capacity, state stability, and energy)
  • oral structure and function
  • functioning of related systems (cardio-respiratory and nervous)
  • presence and effectiveness of feeding behaviors.

Clinical photos and videos will detail how the use of treatment probes (brief application of facilitative or compensatory strategies) can increase the validity of the assessment and guide the formulation of an effective care plan.

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC

Country: USA
Phone number: 718-846-2323
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