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Course Description

This course was designed to help support clinicians working with babies in support of breastfeeding. It will address development, medical considerations, therapeutic interventions, and a suggested team model to best support both the baby and family.
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PediatricSLPBirth to 3Feeding and Swallowing

Meet Your Presenter

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.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the stages and development of in utero swallowing.
  2. Name and define the roles of an interdisciplinary feeding/swallowing team.
  3. Define nipple readiness.
  4. List three ways that therapists can support breastfeeding.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - In utero swallowing
  • 0:10 - The interdisciplinary team: PT/OT/SLP/Lactation/Social Work/RN/NNP
  • 0:15 - Medical considerations
  • 0:20 - Nippling readiness
  • 0:30 - Therapeutic considerations/interventions
  • 0:40 - How therapists support breastfeeding
  • 0:45 - Referrals
  • 0:50 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

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.

Target Audience

Pediatric speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists who address feeding/swallowing impairments with their clients and families.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until February 26, 2025.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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