Audience: ST & OT Feeding Therapists
CEU Hours: 4 CEUs approved by TSHA, TOTA
Time: 8:30am – 12:45pm
Cost & Registration:
Facilitator: Dr. Jenny Thomas
Dr. Jenny Thomas is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). She is a graduate of Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She did her residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics, and did a fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2003. She is now serving her 12th year on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Breastfeeding Leadership Team. She is a founder and a past Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition and continues to serve as the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP. She has received national advocacy awards, multiple teaching awards, and has been recognized for innovation within her practice and community. She has been published in Clinical Pediatrics, the Journal of Human Lactation, and Breastfeeding Medicine. She is currently the lead author for the AAP Clinical Report on Ankyloglossia. She is one of the physicians recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (FABM) for her expertise on breastfeeding.
Ankyloglossia has been associated with a variety of infant feeding issues, including disruption of successful breastfeeding. Healthcare professionals must use differential diagnoses to provide appropriate recommendations to the patients and families entrusted to their care. When faced with challenges or barriers to success and to protect the exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding, knowledge and strategies must be implemented. Dr. Jennifer Thomas, Board-Certified Pediatrician and IBCLC, will address the necessary knowledge and strategies, and will also discuss the hot topics of the day such as: the fundamentals of breastfeeding benefits, the difficulties the mother may face, and what the research says about these (sometimes) controversial topics. Dr. Thomas will share her unique perspective through the challenges and success stories she has experienced in her private practice. As a result of her advocacy and passion, she has helped shape policies and procedures to protect our smallest and most fragile population through her contributions to the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Following this training, participants will be able to: