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Tongue and Lip Tie: Comprehensive Assessment and Care Strategies

Presenter: Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC

Date: 7 November 2017

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST USA  (Click HERE to see your local time)

Credits: 1.5 L-CERPs


Learning Level: Intermediate


“Tongue-tie” is of great interest in some settings and is still quite unknown in others. Tongue and lip tie can cause restrictions in oral movement that can result in significant difficulty with infant feeding and, in some instances, other health concerns like dental, digestive, and speech issues. The speaker will present on signs/symptoms of tongue and lip tie; related health concerns; assessment, referral, and treatment strategies; aftercare; and the status of the evidence base. This presentation is designed to meet the needs of anyone who clinically assesses infants, works with feeding issues, and/or provides lactation care.


About the Presenter: 

Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC is a board-certified lactation consultant, neonatal oral-motor assessment professional, and clinical herbalist in private practice. Melissa is passionate about providing comprehensive, holistic lactation support and improving the level of clinical lactation skills for health professionals. She enjoys researching and writing, especially on topics such tongue tie and botanical medicine. Before pursuing her current path, Melissa’s background was in education and cultural arts, which has served her well in her work as a lactation consultant and healthcare educator. She loves living, working, and playing with her 3 children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Learner Objectives: 

    • Define oral anatomy and function assessment techniques.
    • Identify available evidence needed by families to make informed decisions.
    • Identify post frenotomy care ideas.


ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).


ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.


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