Fall Breastfeeding Symposium

7:30am – 2:40pm Educational Event
3pm – 5pm Clinical Workshop

The Healthy Living Institute – Delta Point
901 Rancho Ln #180, Las Vegas, NV 89106


Getting Breastfeeding Right from the Start with Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
Visit: SNVBREASTFEEDING.org for more information and to register

CEU’s & CERP’s available

Registration Fee includes breakfast, lunch and credits:
Educational Event $45 members, $60 nonmembers
Clinical Workshop $40 all attendees (must have credentials)



Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition
Getting Breastfeeding Right from the Start
Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
7:30 am – 2:45 pm Educational Event (5 CERP’s)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Clinical Workshop (1.75 CERPS’s)


Program Outline

Overview Timeline

➢ 7:30 am Welcome & Registration
➢ 8:00 am The Breastfeeding Dyad
➢ 10:15 am- 11:15pm Lunch Break
➢ 11:15 pm Red Flags for Breastfeeding Helpers
➢ 12:45 pm Afternoon Break
➢ 1:00 pm Is it the Tongue or the Breast?
➢ 2:15 pm- 2:45 pm Questions, Certificates, Education Event Close
➢ 3:00 pm Clinical Workshop Begin
➢ Assessing Suck: Swallow Patterns
➢ Cervical Auscultation for Lactation Consultants
➢ 5:00 pm Questions, Certificates, Workshop Close


Educational Event

• Time: 7:30 am – 8:00 am: Welcome, Registration, Continental Breakfast
• Time: 8:00 am Assessing Breastfeeding Dyads
Normal human variation can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from minor anomalies
that can impact feeding ability. This presentation uses clinical photographs to illustrate a
systematic assessment of infant anatomy for optimal breastfeeding. Minor oral anomalies
that may affect breastfeeding are highlighted, including tongue-tie, mandibular asymmetry
due to torticollis, natal teeth, hemangioma, and palatal problems. Minor conditions are
differentiated from those that might put infants at risk for significant feeding difficulties.

• Time: 10:15 am- 11:15 pm: Lunch Break
• Time: 11:15 pm -12:45 pm
Topic: Red Flags for Breastfeeding Helpers


Getting Breastfeeding Right from the Start

Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition

How do breastfeeding helpers distinguish between harmless temporary issues during
lactation and signs and symptoms of serious conditions that require immediate referral to
a health professional? This presentation illustrates maternal and infant “red flags” and
helps differentiate those that are transient from those that may become dangerous.

• Time 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: Afternoon Break
• Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm:


Topic: Is it the Tongue or the Breast?

Breastfeeding difficulties can be rooted in maternal and/or infant pathology or
management. This presentation reviews maternal conditions associated with low milk
production and infant structural issues that interfere with breastfeeding initiation, as well
as interventions to optimize outcomes for affected dyads.

• Time 2:15 pm- 2:45 pm: Questions, Certificates, Dismiss

Clinical Workshop

• Time: 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm:
Topic: Assessing Suck: Swallow Patterns

Skillful lactation consulting requires the ability to interpret sucking speed, suck:swallow
ratios, and coordination of swallowing and breathing. This session presents recent
research on normal sucking rhythms of breastfeeding infants. Compensatory strategies
used by infants with prematurity and cardiorespiratory anomalies are discussed and are
illustrated with clinical videos.

• Time: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm:

Topic: Cervical Auscultation for Lactation Consultants

Cervical Auscultation (listening with a stethoscope over the baby’s neck or chin during
feeding) is a useful tool for lactation consultants in assessing suck:swallow:breathe
rhythms. Inaudible swallowing sounds become audible, and difficulties coordinating
swallowing and breathing are more easily identified. This advanced practice presentation
uses recorded sound files of cervical auscultation of breastfeeding infants to illustrate
difficulties that can be identified using this method. Use of this information in clinical
problem solving is stressed

• Time: 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm: Questions, Certificates, Dismiss


Getting Breastfeeding Right from the Start


901 Rancho Lane Suite #180

Las Vegas, NV 89106