Clinical Webinar - Thursday, March 21, 2019

1 PM EST / 12 PM CST / 11 AM MST / 10 AM PST

The Best of Both Worlds: Incorporating Quality Feeding Tools with an Infant-Driven Feeding™ Program


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Lisa Kleinz, M.A., SLP/L, CNT, CLC

Director of Education

Dr. Brown’s Medical/Handi-craft

Bio: Lisa Kleinz has worked in level III NICUs for over 20 years as a speech-language pathologist and a Developmental Care Specialist. She has also worked in outpatient feeding clinics and developmental follow up clinics. Prior to joining Dr. Brown’s® Medical her career was focused on providing individualized, developmentally supportive care to infants and families, and working with staff to create change in the NICU. Lisa has certifications in Newborn Individualized Developmental Care Assessment Program (NIDCAP), Developmental Care Designation (NANN), N-CAST, Brazelton, Infant Massage Instructor, and Lactation Specialist. She is a Certified Neonatal Therapist and a member of National Association of Neonatal Therapists. Lisa is a Board member of the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board, which created and maintains a certification program for neonatal therapists. Lisa has presented at local and national conferences, and also teaches a course for Education Resources. She is currently the Director of Education for Dr. Brown’s® Medical

Timeline and Objectives

Summary of Presentation:

This webinar will discuss the importance of combining ideal feeding tools and an infant-driven learning program in the NICU. Information will be provided on the physics of bottle feeding, the importance of neuroprotection in feeding, and an example of an infant-driven feeding™ program for both bottle and breastfeeding.

Timeline of Presentation

The speaker will use the allotted time of 60 minutes to provide information to the webinar participants. The content will be delivered according to the timetable outlined below:

  • 1:00 – Discuss the importance of positive feeding experiences, including bottle feeding, on neuroprotection
  • 1:15 – Discuss the physics of bottle feeding and how different systems affect feeding dynamics
  • 1:30 – Discuss the importance of incorporating an infant-driven feeding program in the NICU
  • 1:50  Q&A

Objectives of Presentation:

At the conclusion of the presentation, you will be able to:

  • List reasons for the importance of positive feeding experiences on neuroprotection.
  • Explain the physics of bottle feeding and how different bottle system affect feeding dynamics.
  • Describe the importance of incorporating an infant-driven feeding learning program into the NICU, including both bottle and breastfeeding.