Anatomy of Breastfeeding (Gerner, Dec 10 & 17, 2020)

December 10, 2020 to December 17, 2020

Live Online Webinar

Live webinars now satisfy California Board requirements for live CE.  See DCA Waiver DCA-20-63 for regulatory details.

Overview

Breastfeeding is best for your baby. We all know it.

Learn to identify cranial, spinal, muscular and dural imbalances relating to breastfeeding as well as how to specifically address them. Gain current research to validate your work. Become familiar with the scope of other birth professionals in order to collaborate, gain referrals and provide the overall best care for your clients. 

These workshops are designed to teach you to UNDERSTAND the infant anatomy/physiology and how the pieces affect the whole.  You will learn to identify structural issues in the baby, specific anatomy to explain those issues; and how to either correct these issues or to refer to the appropriate care provider. You will also learn about the breastfeeding world as a whole; allowing you to speak the same language as your patients and other providers, thereby establishing yourself as an integral part of the team.  

Our goal in sharing these classes with you is to build a bridge between the birth/lactation professional and the therapist; thereby creating skilled caregivers and allowing confident referrals for that care. 

SCHEDULE

Thursday 12:00 - 1:40pm PST
Thursday 12:00 - 1:40pm PST
(both sessions required)

Learning Objectives

After completing this 4-hour course, the student will walk away with a knowledge of:

  • The biology of human lactation.
  • The nutritional, emotional, and world-wide importance of breastfeeding.
  • The IBCLC (lactation consultant) assessment process and role in lactation.
  • The anatomy and physiology of the cranium, spine, muscular, nerve and dural systems in relation to breastfeeding function.
  • The clinical applications of normal and pathological function for all structures.         
  • The developmental and neurological implications of abnormal function.
  • Collaboration with other birth professionals in order to give/receive referrals for lactation support.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 4.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 4.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 4.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 4.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 KS Chiropractic Assoc
    Kansas Chiropractic Association
  • 4.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 4.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 4.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 4.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 4.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 4.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 4.00 PR Chiropractic Board
    Puerto Rico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 4.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 4.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 4.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 4.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Course opens: 
01/01/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2099
Event starts: 
12/10/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
12/17/2020 - 1:40pm
Base cost:
$89.00

HOUR ONE

I. Breast (chest) feeding- Why it is so important

  • Nutritional superiority
  • Neurological and emotional benefits for baby and parent
  • The infant gut biome
  • Worldwide impact- both global benefits and racial disparity

HOUR TWO

I.  The Collaborative Approach

  • Common breastfeeding challenges as seen by the IBCLC
  • Overview of Lactation consultant practices and language
  • Brief overview of a LC physical exam (to be incorporated by the DC)

II.  The Cause of Cranial Imbalance- The Birth Process

  • Pelvis anatomy/alignment in relationship to birth outcome
  • Research study of birth and cranial modeling

HOUR THREE

I.  “Nitty Gritty Anatomy” in relationship to Breast(chest)feeding

  • The cranial bones and surrounding structures
  • Individual cranial anatomy
  • How they all interact together

II.    Cranial Nerves specific to Breast(chest)feeding

  • XII- Hypoglossal- tongue control
  • IV- Glossopharyngeal- Larynx control
  • Other misc.
  • X- Vagus- parasympathetic input and digestion

HOUR FOUR – Basic Sciences

1.  The Dural System

  • Anatomy of the dural system and ventricles of the brain
  • Normal cerebral spinal fluid flow mechanism
  • Consequences of CSF stagnation or imbalance

II.   Clinical applications

  • Case Studies- practice in identifying common subluxation patterns
  • Models and 3-dimentional diagrams of cranial interaction
  • Torticollis, ear infections, colic, plagiocephaly

III.  Overview re: Tethered Oral Tissues (ties)

  • Types
  • Genetic Origin
  • Collaboration with MD, ENT, DDS

 

Lynn Gerner, DCLYNN GERNER, DC, FICPA

Graduate: Life Chiropractic College West, 2004. Fellow, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and trained doula. Post Graduate faculty, Life Chiropractic College, West. Preferred Affiliate- Capital City Doula Collective, Sacramento, CA. Founding partner of The Good Life Collective, Davis, CA.

Dr. Gerner has been a Maternity and Pediatric Specialist in private practice for over 16 years with an additional focus on functional infant cranial work. She teaches other professionals to support breastfeeding across the USA and internationally. She is a wife, mother of 3 grown children, and lives in Northern CA with her husband and their 2 rescued dogs.

https://thegoodlifelearning.com

See below for a list of credits that may be available for this seminar. 

Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

*The following State and Province chiropractic boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE): BC, CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MT, NE, NJ, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT (no philosophy), VA, WA, WY. Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

Full cancellation policy at ce.lifewest.edu/about.

Available Credit Hours

  • 4.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 4.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 4.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 4.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 4.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 KS Chiropractic Assoc
    Kansas Chiropractic Association
  • 4.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 4.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 4.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 4.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 4.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 4.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 4.00 PR Chiropractic Board
    Puerto Rico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 4.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 4.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 4.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 4.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 4.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Price

Base cost:
$89.00
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Required Hardware/software

Computer, tablet, or phone with sufficient audio volume, and a strong Internet connection are required.

Help is available during business hours at conted@lifewest.edu or 510.780.4508.