Comprehensive Review of Infant Suck
Reviews tongue movement, infant sucking skills
This course offers a fast-paced deep dive into everything you need to know about infant suck. World renowned researcher, writer, and practitioner Cathy Watson-Genna, BS, IBCLC, RLC reviews:
- infant oral anatomy
- the impact of birth interventions on sucking
- effective clinical assessment, including observation and digital exam
- sucking problems that stem from neurological issues
- and more.
Instructor: Cathy Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC, RL is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. Certified in 1992, Catherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges and is an active clinical mentor. She speaks to healthcare professionals around the world on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. Her presentations and her writing are enriched by her clinical photographs and videos. Catherine collaborates with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering on research projects investigating the biomechanics of the lactating nipple and various aspects of sucking and swallowing in breastfeeding infants. She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Praeclarus Press 2009) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Learning 2008, 2013, 2017) as well as professional journal articles and chapters in the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice and Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Catherine served as Associate Editor of the United States Lactation Consultant Association’s official journal Clinical Lactation for its first seven years. She is still a La Leche League Leader.
- 4.5 L-CERPs
- 4.5 Nursing Contact Hours
- 4.5 CMEs