Assisting the Breastfeeding Dyad: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who work with pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders may evaluate and treat breastfeeding infants. Many SLPs, however, receive little breastfeeding-related training either as students or as practicing clinicians. The purpose of this article was to provide effective strategies for SLPs working with families whose eventual goal is direct breastfeeding. ... Article
Article  |   March 15, 2018
Assisting the Breastfeeding Dyad: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jamie Mahurin-Smith
    Illinois State University Communication Sciences & Disorders, Normal, IL
  • Catherine Watson Genna
    Private Practice, Woodhaven, NY
  • Disclosures
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  • Financial: Jamie Mahurin-Smith has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Catherine Watson Genna has written two books on related topics and maintains a private practice as a lactation consultant.
    Financial: Jamie Mahurin-Smith has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Catherine Watson Genna has written two books on related topics and maintains a private practice as a lactation consultant.×
  • Nonfinancial: Jamie Mahurin-Smith has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Catherine Watson Genna has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Jamie Mahurin-Smith has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Catherine Watson Genna has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Part 1
Article   |   March 15, 2018
Assisting the Breastfeeding Dyad: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2018, Vol. 3, 47-57. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG13.47
History: Received November 9, 2017 , Revised January 19, 2018 , Accepted January 23, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2018, Vol. 3, 47-57. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG13.47
History: Received November 9, 2017; Revised January 19, 2018; Accepted January 23, 2018

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who work with pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders may evaluate and treat breastfeeding infants. Many SLPs, however, receive little breastfeeding-related training either as students or as practicing clinicians. The purpose of this article was to provide effective strategies for SLPs working with families whose eventual goal is direct breastfeeding.

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