1.5 L-CERPs + 1.5 CEUs

Reflux Management:
A Team Approach

Shondra Mattos, IBCLC
Course description
This presentation will cover the current management of Gastroesophageal Disease and the impact aerophagia has on GERD like symptoms, an oft overlooked cause of Gerd Symptomology of breast fed & bottle fed infants. 
Meet the Instructor

Shondra Mattos, IBCLC

Shondra Mattos is an IBCLC, Entrepreneur & Speaker who delivers progressive, up-to-date lectures that challenge the current standard of Lactation Care. She is widely regarded as the go-to source for those looking for clear, understandable clinical knowledge. 
Shondra founded Lactnerd LLC and launched Lactnerd Learning, a platform that helps healthcare providers gain knowledge while conquering the intimidation of learning the complex science of Lactation. 
Through her companies- Lactnerd & Mattos Lactation - she provides tools, resources, education & mentoring to aspiring and established lactation professionals across the USA. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

Shondra did a great job presenting such an interesting topic. I really appreciated how she broke down the anatomy and physiology of the swallow and tips to help reduce aerophagia symptoms for these babies who have oral dysfunction. 
Julie Tower RN, BSN, IBCLC
Appreciated the anatomy and physiology breakdown as well as the role/distinction for IBCLC and SLP
Melissa Schiff IBCLC
Very in depth. I love the concise handout at the end. And the resources are especially helpful. 
Mary Unangst IBCLC

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Knowledge Gap
Currently the management of GERD- like symptoms is primarily pharmacological, especially in infants, despite there being causes beyond acidic refluxate. IBCLCs are often unaware of the impact oral dysfunction has on aerophagia which often leads to GERD like symptoms. This course aims to provide IBCLCs with the knowledge and skills to be an active team member in the management of infants having symptoms of GERD. 


Describe anti-reflux mechanisms & how dysfunction of them leads to GERD


Summarize the biomechanics of the pharyngeal swallow


Employ strategies to address Aerophagia induced Reflux for both breastfed and bottle-fed infants 
IBLCE Content Outline
III. A. 5 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), reflux

Course Lessons

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