Course Webinar: Feeding Babies from Birth-12 Months
Description: A lot changes in the first year of life, particularly when it comes to feeding and swallowing! This course will dive into the progression of the different phases of feeding and swallowing from birth to 12 months. The course will also discuss in utero swallowing, including basic anatomy and physiology. The course will cover the reflexes involved in feeding/swallowing within the first year of life, covering techniques for both breast and bottle feeders, and will explore the progression of transitioning from purees to solids and from breast/bottle to cup drinking.
Presented by Allison Stamm, MA, CCC-SLP
Allison Stamm graduated in 2001 from New York University with a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology. She began working with babies in a level 1 NICU in Queens, NY. When she moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2007, she went back for further training at Metro State in lactation counseling while working in outpatient pediatrics with 0-2 population for feeding and swallowing disorders. She currently works in an acute care hospital and sees babies in their level 2 NICU. She is also a private consultant for feeding evaluations and treatment in the home, with a specific focus on birth-12 months.
Originally presented: Friday, May 29, 2020
Duration: 1 hour.
Instructional level: Intermediate (Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.)
Course pre-requisites: None.
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to
- Chronologically order the phases of feeding and swallowing in the first year of life.
- Explain in utero swallowing, including basic anatomy and physiology.
- List the reflexes as they pertain to feeding.
- Describe feeding techniques for both breast and bottle feeders.
- Summarize the progression of solid foods and cup drinking.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course
- Presenter holds intellectual property rights with Bolder Beginnings, LLC
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requires checking in during live webinar and completing an exam. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course. We will take attendance at the live webinar. Once the exam is completed, you will receive a certificate of completion emailed to you with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a signature from the CE Task Force director confirming attendance and completion of course.
Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.
Is this course accredited by any association? This course was part of the Therapy Insights Continuing Education Task Force application to become an accredited ASHA CE Provider, wherein we demonstrated our commitment to meeting the high standards of the ASHA Continuing Education Board. At the time this course was developed, Therapy Insights was not an ASHA CE Provider. Note that this course meets the requirements for ASHA Certification Maintenance Hours and may count towards your CEU requirements for your state license. Keep in mind that state licensing boards set the guidelines for CEU requirements (not state or national organizations). Each state has different rules. No stamp of approval from any organization is a guarantee that any CEU will be accepted by your local licensing board. Always check with your local rules and regulations before spending time on or paying for a continuing education course.