WEBINAR - Case Studies on the Referral of Infants for Bodywork: Clinical Signs and Lactation Outcomes

Recorded On: 03/01/2018

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Case Studies on the Referral of Infants for Bodywork: Clinical Signs and Lactation Outcomes

The concept of bodywork for infants with breastfeeding difficulties is still new (especially outside of the USA) and there is not much published evidence to support it. However, clinical experience seems to suggest that bodywork is a useful tool to help some infants. Through the presentation of case studies, this webinar shares clinical experience related to common questions asked by lactation specialists: When might bodywork help a baby? To whom can I refer the infant? What might the results be?

Credit: 1.5 L CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

Source: ILCA Webinar 1 March 2018

Presented by: Carmela (Kika) Baeza, MD, IBCLC

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  • List signs of infant sucking difficulties.
  • Describe markers that suggest an infant´s breastfeeding/chestfeeding difficulties may benefit from bodywork.
  • Explain how to develop a local referral network of bodywork professionals.

Learning Level: Intermediate

Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

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

ANCC: 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.

CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

Carmela Baeza


Carmela Baeza, MD, IBCLC, RLC, is a physician and lactation consultant, specialized in family medicine and in sexual therapy in Madrid, Spain. She has a Bachelor´s degree in Public Health Education. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2005 and was a member of ILCA a year before that. She has been a Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Evaluator since 2006. She works in a private family wellness clinic, Raices, where she is in charge of the lactation program. She also teaches natural family planning (Symptothermal Method and Lactational Amenorrhea Method) and is the current president of the Asociación Española de Consultoras Certificadas en Lactancia Materna (Spanish Lactation Consultant Association). Over the past seven years she has coordinated more than 40 breastfeeding courses in which the educational team she directs—comprised of four IBCLCs, two nurses, a pediatrician, and a midwife—has trained over three thousand doctors, midwives, and nurses from both the Spanish National Health Service and the private sector in Spain.


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1.50 L CERPs credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 L CERPs credits  |  Certificate available