Back to All Events

Monthly Meeting: Oral Assessment Webinar

  • SPOKES 3765 S Higuera St #140 San Luis Obispo, CA (map)

ORAL ASSESSMENT 101 Webinar

Monday, May 13th, 5:30 Dinner, 6:00 - 8:00pm
SPOKES, 3765 S Higuera St #140, San Luis Obispo

Join us for dinner, networking, and this informative 2-hour talk about the basics of oral assessment for lactation support professionals.

  • Dinner provided

  • $30 if you want 2 CEUS / 2 L-CERPS.

  • No charge for just dinner and viewing webinar.

  • RSVP to Leslie by 5pm Sat, May 11th.  Reply to this email or text Leslie @ 805-440-1271

  • Open to the public

Réka Morvay will discuss the anatomical and functional features to look for when performing an oral assessment related to breastfeeding. Newborn reflexes and oral anatomy must come together to make feeding possible. Variations in oral anatomy and/or infant feeding behavior may contribute to compromised development of orofacial structures, and can affect overall health and function through the lifetime.

Objectives

  • Understand the mechanics of oral assessment for breastfeeding

  • Name known newborn feeding related reflexes and behaviors

  • Describe the physiological latching sequence

  • Observe and resolve issues with latching

  • State different types of tongue-tie-symptoms and causes

  • Perform an oral assessment on an infant

  • Counsel lactating parents and provide education materials

Réka Morvay, MA, IBCLC holds degrees in Psychology from UC Berkeley and Cornell University. She received her IBCLC in 2011. Her Masters degree is in Biological Psychology, specifically in Hormones and Reproductive Behavior. She is a trained childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula. She has been providing lactation education to health care workers, birth professionals and lactation support staff since 2012. Shecurrently teaches BreastfeedLA’sLactation Education Specialist training and Lactation Consultant Education Course. She provides clinical support to lactating parents through a hospital outpatient clinic and her private practice.

Earlier Event: May 13
SUPPORT GROUP: French Hospital
Later Event: May 14
NICU SUPPORT GROUP: Sierra Vista