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MSK Issues in the Breastfeeding Neonate

Course Date

Start: 24th November 2018 @ 09:00am
End: 25th November 2018 @ 13:00pm

Course Location

AECC University College
13-15 Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

This seminar is aimed at clinicians who want to improve their knowledge in the assessment and musculoskeletal approach of the neonate. This seminar will help you gain an in-depth understanding of this specific population with a strong emphasis on breastfeeding practices and positions, normal physiological suck, difficulties latching, ankyloglossia, counselling and communication in breastfeeding, the relevance of MSK components in the neonate, and the role of manual therapy in the breastfeeding arena.

Seminar goals:

• Develop the ability to confidently assess breastfeeding issues in the neonate in terms of anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding as well as attachment, positioning, and the non-latching neonate.

• Develop the ability to confidently assess ankyloglossia in terms of anatomy, classification, assessment tools, impact on the breastfeeding dyad and in the context of midline anomalies.

• Develop the ability to confidently support breastfeeding practices through good communication skills, counselling and inter-professional relationships.

• Develop a thorough understanding of the MSK components relating to breastfeeding issues from an anatomical perspective.

• Develop an understanding of the role of chiropractors in the breastfeeding dyad.

By Monday morning you will be able to:

• Confidently provide care for neonates with breastfeeding issues

• Confidently advise and care for mothers on the topic of breastfeeding

• Confidently assess and advise on the topic of ankyloglossia

• Confidently interact with other healthcare professionals for breastfeeding issues

• Have a more thorough understanding of the tissues treated with manual therapy

• Confidently take a history of a mother for a neonate with breastfeeding issues


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

Course Contact Email

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