Chiropractic Co-Management of Infants with Suboptimal Breastfeeding
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Dr. Elise G. Hewitt
December 11, 2018
From a public health perspective, breastfeeding has a strong positive impact on both infant and maternal health. Studies now show chiropractic care may help improve a baby’s ability to breastfeed. This class will empower doctors of chiropractic to effectively manage infant patients with suboptimal breastfeeding.
Dr. Hewitt will describe the benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and baby. Current medical management of suboptimal breastfeeding will be discussed, as will the clinical rationale for chiropractic co-management, with emphasis on spinal joint dysfunction and its effects on the involved tissues and systems. The latest research evidence in this area will be discussed. Elements of the history and physical examination relevant to dysfunctional breastfeeding will be highlighted. Dr. Hewitt will detail patient management including manual therapy techniques, frequency of care, and prognosis. Dr. Hewitt will pepper her instruction with clinical pearls from her 30 years of experience in pediatric practice.
1. Discuss current medical management for babies with suboptimal breastfeeding.
2. Explain how chiropractic care can help infants with suboptimal breastfeeding.
3. List five clues each in the history and examination that indicate spinal joint dysfunction as a possible etiology for suboptimal breastfeeding.
This webinar is for 1 CEU credit, approved in all PACE states except Tennessee. For more information on PACE and a complete list of state licensing boards that accept PACE, click here.
The following states require the participant to enter the course approval number on their certificate:
Elise G. Hewitt
DC, DICCP, FICC
Dr. Hewitt is the program founder of Logan University’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics. She is a board-certified pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic and one of the foremost authorities in the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics. Dr. Hewitt has spent more than 30 years advocating for the chiropractic care of children and served as president of the ACA Pediatrics Council for 10 years. In addition to treating children in her pediatrics-only practice in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Hewitt is a member of the prestigious NCMIC Speakers Bureau for which she teaches all aspects of pediatric practice. Dr. Hewitt was named 2019 Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year by the ACA Pediatrics Council.