Breastfeeding is Best.
Breast milk contain nutrients that literally build your baby's brain and nervous system; protecting him from infection and many neurological challenges. The connection during feeding is also how your baby forms his sense of love, security and well-being in this world. This is worth doing and supporting! Successful breastfeeding isn’t always easy; though. New mothers are often desperate for help- which may not be available to them in the traditional medical setting. Often the issue is not with the mother, but with imbalances within the baby's alignment and tone making it impossible for her to open the jaw, raise the tongue, have a strong latch and suck, and relax her body as nature intended.
These workshops are designed to teach you to UNDERSTAND the infant anatomy/physiology and how the pieces affect the whole. You will learn straight- forward techniques so you can apply this knowledge rather than simply memorize concepts that are difficult to use in daily practice. You will learn to identify structural issues in the baby, specific anatomy to explain those issues; and how to either correct these issues or to refer to the appropriate care provider.
Our goal in sharing these classes with you is to build a bridge between the birth/lactation professional and the therapist; thereby creating skilled caregivers and allowing confident referrals for that care. In this way, we can all ensure that the children of our world grow up nurtured, secure, and strong. That is a awesome vision!
You will also learn about the breastfeeding world as a whole; allowing you to speak the same language as your patients and other providers, thereby establishing yourself as an integral part of the team.