Structure and Function: How the Infant’s Structure Affects the Infant’s Function

Course Details

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This live, on-line educational program focuses on how structural issues can affect infants, and how to fully assess structural issues in infants.  This program looks at reasons beyond oral issues (tongue tie, congenital defects, etc…) that affect infant feeding and behavior.

This course is for the lactation or birth professional who performs hands on assessments of infants.

Part 1: Why, What, and the Long Term – course content:

In this section we discuss why structural issues happen:

  • Overview of pregnancy related contributors;
  • Overview of birth related contributors.

What challenges they cause or contribute to:

  • Overview of facial asymmetry including the jaw (tilt, off-set, recession), and skull;
  • Overview of full body asymmetry;
  • Overview of feeding and behavioral challenges;
  • Overview of neonatal reflexes;

And the long-term effects if left untreated:

  • Overview of difficulty meeting developmental milestones;
  • Overview of behavioral issues in older children due to untreated structural issues as infants.

Part 2: Assessing the Infant

In this section we:

  • Look in detail at the infant body;
  • Learn how to recognize structural asymmetries by sight;
  • Learn how those asymmetries can complicate feeding to varying degrees; 
  • Learn about musculature, and how to recognize tight muscles in the infant body;
  • Learn hands on techniques to assess the infant;
  • Learn how to recognize problem areas in the infant’s body that are contributing to the challenges the infant may be having with feeding, behavior, and sleep.

Included in this program are 10 videos, and multiple case studies.

This program is presented as a 6.5 hour, one day class for our scheduled classes. This class is offered as a 2 day course only as a Customized Class.

Fee for this program is $150.00 (US)
Check for Early Bird pricing on the Class Schedule page!

CERPs – 6 L-CERPs will be awarded after attendees pass the required (by IBLCE) quiz that will be emailed to attendees after completing the class.

This is a 6 hour program.

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