This course is in the process of being created. We estimate that the course will be completed in winter 2023. An email will be sent to you as soon as the course is available to start learning. We can’t wait to share it with you!
Are you well-equipped to contribute positively as a physiotherapist and/or healthcare professional to the breastfeeding experience of a baby you have in treatment with you? Do you know how to conduct a basic orofacial musculoskeletal examination of a baby with torticollis and/or plagiocephaly? How to recognize musculoskeletal challenges when observing latch? What to do when a baby presents with jaw tension or asymmetry?
This course is aimed at healthcare professionals working in pediatrics with children aged 0-4 months. We’ll talk about breastfeeding and tips and considerations for optimizing bottle feeding. Medical issues and weight gain during this particular period will be addressed more specifically by an experienced nurse with this clientele, who is also an IBCLC.
Collaborators : Marie-France Blais, IBCLC nurse; Amélie Grenier, speech therapist; and Kary-An Fournier, pediatric physiotherapist.
- Chapter 1: Introduction and evidence on the benefits of breastfeeding for babies
- Chapter 2 : Latching on
- Recognizing latching problems
- Understanding the impact of inadequate latching on
- Optimize latching in different breastfeeding positions
- Clinical reasoning of the professional observing the feed
- Chapter 3: Physical assessment of a newborn in a breastfeeding context
- Adapting the clinical environment
- Reflexes and considerations specific to breastfeeding
- Specific issues and suggested adaptations for babies with hypotonicity
- Specific issues and suggested adaptations for babies with hypertonicity
- Chapter 4 : Torticollis and plagiocephaly in the breastfed newborn
- An opportunity for early detection
- Impact of asymmetry on breastfeeding
- Assessing mobility and strength in the newborn
- Supporting breastfeeding when a baby has congenital torticollis
- Guidelines for physiotherapeutic interventions in the context of breastfeeding
- Chapter 5 : Orofacial assessment of babies aged 0-4 months
- Anatomy, musculature and function
- Clinical assessment and orofacial exercises
- Sucking and swallowing, orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and the speech therapist’s field of action by Amélie Grenier, speech therapist
- Chapter 6 : Medical issues specific to the 0-4 month period and reasons for medical referrals presented by Marie-France Blais, nurse, IBCLC
- Indicators to validate whether baby is getting enough calories and to detect problems with breast milk production
- Possible intervention by nurses, IBCLC consultants to help regulate production
- Impact of obstetrical practices on breastfeeding initiation
- Chapter 7 : Oral restrictive brakes
- Definition and evidence
- Interdisciplinary work
- Chapter 8 : Case history