Introduction to Sensory Processing and Breastfeeding

Time-frame: 75-90 minutes
CERP: yes

Sensory processing is important for successful breastfeeding, and is less developed in infants and their stressed new mothers. This lecture gives a brief overview of sensory integration theory, explains how immature or difficult sensory integration can make breastfeeding challenging, and gives strategies for working with infants and mothers with these issues. Normal infants will also benefit from the information (illustrated by clinical photographs and videos) on infant state, stress cues, and methods of helping infants re-organize.

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC

Country: USA
Phone number: 718-846-2323
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