Critical thinking for

individualized lactation care.


In a perfect world, every baby would latch immediately after delivery and feed happily ever after. The reality is most dyads need a little help to get feeding off to a good start. As allied health professionals, we know that there are many reasons babies struggle to latch and feed well. Some dyads need significant assistance and comprehensive, strategic support in order to feed successfully.

Beyond the Basics of Latch explores how allied health professionals can best offer support and care strategies for challenging cases. This module is designed to help providers implement critical thinking when addressing multi-faceted concerns, including structural issues, physical discomfort, respiratory concerns, medical issues, digestive issues, feeding tool implementation and more. Through an in-depth examination of four complex case studies, participants will study the application of evidence-based assessment techniques and care plan strategies in difficult feeding situations.

Session Objectives:

  • Understand how to assess more complex breastfeeding situations
  • Identify the root cause(s) of the feeding issue at hand
  • Implement personalized care plans to help dyads coping with unique issues
  • Utilize critical thinking skills when supporting dyads through challenging feeding situations


IBLCE Blueprint Areas Covered:

  • III. Pathology, A. Infant
  • III. Pathology, B. Maternal
  • V. Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology
  • VI. Techniques
  • VII. Clinical Skills, A. Equipment and Technology
  • VII. Clinical Skills, B. Education and Communication


Time: 73 minutes

Cost: $45


Access for 90 days.

Includes 1.25 IBLCE CERPs upon completion.

(Email [email protected] for information about discounts for Tier 2, 3 countries)



LOVE the case studies. I learn best that way and it was a nice surprise to be able to learn about 4 different babies and how you navigated the problem of each.


I love that your critical thinking skills are so great and look at the whole baby instead of just the mouth! 


"I loved the case studies. The more the better! Thank you so much for being so compassionate and considerate in your approach."


"I love case studies and examples that show us that we need to think beyond the obvious and tailor our care plan to each individual."


"I loved it all, the case studies were so helpful and it was concise and well worth the time. It's rare I take something and feel like it wasn't a repeat of all the info I knew."


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