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Kirsten Hannan

The Role of Manual Therapy in Infant Postural Asymmetry, Suck Dysfunction and Mastitis

  • Speaker: Kirsten Hannan , B App Sc (Ost), M.Ost, IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

The extensive benefits of breastfeeding have been well established. However, while the majority of birthing women initiate breastfeeding, discontinuation is common when problems arise. In this presentation, we will review the pertinent anatomy of the breast and breastfeeding infant, learn to identify asymmetrical characteristics in infant posture, discuss how postural asymmetry impacts infant suck, and describe multiple modalities and techniques for the management of common mother and baby presentations.