Saturday 10th March 2018
Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition in which the frenulum (the strip of skin connecting the baby’s tongue to the floor of their mouth) is shorter than usual. Between 4-11% of all babies are born with tongue-tie, but the condition is difficult to diagnose in early checks and therefore often goes undetected. This can cause feeding problems which affect both mother and baby.
The course will cover:
The impact of tongue-tie on mother and baby, and importance of early diagnosis.
Techniques to identify cases of tongue-tie in babies.
Supporting breastfeeding mothers overcome resultant feeding difficulties, both practically and emotionally.
Treatment options available.
The course is suitable for healthcare professionals working in maternity settings, including midwives, doulas, health visitors and feeding consultants.
The course is instructed by Michelle Plevin who is a qualified nurse of 20 years progressing to specialist community health nursing (health visiting). Health visitors support families antenatally through to 5 years old. Michelle is a member of the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) and holds a Diploma for Nursing from Thames Valley University. Michelle also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and a Diploma is Special Education: Autism (Children). Michelle has completed an Adult Nursing programme from the English National Health Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
On-site at the Home Affairs Training Academy. We are based in London Victoria, about a 10-15 minute walk from the main train station.
£45 (or free of charge for CPD Level 3 and 4 students)