Jul 01 2020


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


$20 for professionals, Free for parents and students

Assessment and Treatment of the Breastfed Infant

Offering breastmilk provides numerous benefits for both the mother and the infant. When working with a family who is choosing to provide breastmilk, it is important for the feeding therapist to balance safety, efficiency and familial goals.  This talk will focus on the assessment and treatment of the breastfed or partially breastfed infant as well as providing guidelines as when to work with other medical professionals, in particular IBCLCs.

This event will be held virtually via Zoom. The meeting link will be sent to registrants via email the day of the event. Please check your spam folder. Please note this event is taking place in Central Standard Time (Chicago/USA)

This course is being submitted for credit with the Illinois Early Intervention Program. Those who have paid for a professional ticket and are in attendance for the duration of the full event will receive a certificate of attendance for credit.

Katie Walsh is a Speech-Language Pathologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, with special interest in feeding-swallowing disorders as they relate to infants with complex medical needs. She is a co-founder of the Lurie Children’s Hospital Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Team.

Abby Jones, MA, CCC-SLP, IBCLC is a licensed pediatric speech-language pathologist who has worked in Chicago, IL for over 13 years. Clinically, she has interacted with children, birth to adolescent, with a variety of diagnoses impacting speech, language and feeding development. Through her career, Abby has worked in Early Intervention, private practice, outpatient clinic settings and, for the past 10 years, at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. There, her focus has been on the diagnosis and treatment of feeding disorders in premature infants, neonates, infants and young children with complex medical conditions. Abby’s experience has led to participation on multidisciplinary feeding teams and a specialization working with patients and families in the neonatal intensive care unit. Abby has also pursued additional education and specialization in the field of lactation, obtaining her IBCLC certification in 2017.