Tongue Ties and Breastfeeding

 Perspectives and Strategies from a Lactation Savvy Therapist

This 6.5 hour, self-paced continuing education course provides an in-depth look at the dysfunction displayed during breastfeeding as a result of tongue ties, lip ties, buccal ties


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IBLCE Long-Term Provider

6.5 L-CERPs

What's included?

  • Deep dive into available research to guide evidence-based practice
  • Determining realistic timelines to yield the most benefits from a frenectomy
  • How to mitigate risks of oral aversion and breast refusal after frenectomy
  • The necessary components of a function based oral assessment
  • The importance of collaborative care
  • Navigating misinformation
  • Defining the difference between bodywork and therapy
  • and so much more!

The IBCLC's role in supporting dyads through tongue ties and breastfeeding is crucial


This course is packed with case studies, videos at every stage of the frenectomy process (tongue function of client journey before frenectomy, same-day as a procedure, and post-op as well as information on oral rest posture, standardized and non-standardized assessment tools, limitations of the suck assessment, compensations, red flags related to infant development, supplementation, and wound management expectations).


Here's the timed agenda so that you know exactly what you'll be learning in this course.

Don't feel rushed! As a self-paced course, you can pause, replay, and watch the videos as many times as you'd like!

Section 1

4 hr 33 minutes

  • 14 min - Introduction
  • 10 min - Unique and Critical Role of IBCLC
  • 31 min - Teamwork and Collaboration
  • 36 min - Review of Available Research
  • 8 min - Impact of Ties on Breastfeeding
  • 60 min - Clinical Observation and the Oral Assessment
  • 6 min - Infant and Maternal Symptoms
  • 9 min - Impact on the GI System
  • 16 min - Breastfeeding Assessment
  • 64 min - Lactation Management
  • 19 min - Additional Factors Impacting Feeding

Section 2

2 hours 4 minutes

  • 9 min - Treatment Options
  • 15 min - Pre-Release Management
  • 39 min - Surgical Release and Active Wound Management
  • 5 min - Managing Expectations for Families
  • 56 min - Case studies

Meet the Instructor

Jeanne Pichoff, LOTR, IBCLC

Jeanne has 17 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including the NICU, outpatient clinic, and the state early intervention system. Jeanne owns and operates a private practice in Louisiana, Flourish Pediatric Therapy and Lactation LLC, which is focused on the niche areas of infant feeding, lactation support, and early intervention services.

Jeanne has pursued the additional credentials of Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and she sat for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) exam in September 2020. She continually strives to offer the highest quality service to families in her care.

In addition to her clinical work, Jeanne serves her community as a member of the Acadiana Breastfeeding Coalition, where she promotes breastfeeding advocacy in her region.

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