This course is for childcare, breastfeeding and healthcare professionals who would like to be able to better guide and support families who have babies with tongue-tie. The advanced syllabus will support students to gain a deeper understanding of the different types of tongue-tie, the assessment processes used and the possible treatment available. Students will also learn how to sign-post parents quickly and effectively, and know the effects tongue-tie has on other areas such as feeding and speech.
Please note this is not a course to train in division.
What you receive when you sign up to the online Tongue-tie and Infant Feeding training:
CERP’s available for this course:
OCN Non accredited – Tongue-tie & Infant Feeding Course – 5.75 L CERP’s
OCN Level 3 – Tongue-tie & Infant Feeding Course – 5.75 L CERP’s
OCN Level 4 – Tongue-tie & Infant Feeding Course – 8 L CERP’s
Who is this Tongue-tie and Infant Feeding course for?
What’s included in the Tongue-tie and infant Feeding Course
- Definition of tongue-tie?
- Incidence of tongue-tie in infants
- Impact of tongue-tie on infant feeding
- Issues with screening and diagnosis of tongue-tie in infants
- Signs and symptoms of tongue-tie
- Assessment of tongue-tie
- The procedure used for treating tongue-tie in infants and its history
- Evidence supporting division of tongue-tie in infants with feeding difficulties
- Potential complications of the procedure
- Helping parents to access diagnosis and treatment
- Strategies to help mothers to continue to breastfeed pre and post division
- Fostering realistic expectations of treatment
- Posterior tongue-ties and faux tie
- Lip tie and buccal ties
- Recurrence of tongue-tie – causes and prevention
- The differences between laser and scissor division (and the myth that laser treatment is superior)
OCN Level 3 & 4 Tongue-tie and Infant Feeding Course
Course leader Sarah Oakley IBCLC & Tongue-tie Specialist, with contributions from Osteopath Louise Beland and Speech & Language therapist Mags Kirk
Mags has contributed to the level 4 course, and explores the impact of tongue-tie on speech and language.
Louise has contributed to the level 4 course, and explores how osteopathy can support an infant with tongue-tie.
Flexible Payment Plans
Non-accredited Instalment Plan:
Level 3 Tongue-tie and Infant Feeding Course
Level 3 Instalment Plan:
Level 4 Tongue-tie and Infant Feeding Course
Level 4 Instalment Plan:
Frequently Asked Questions
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Are there any prerequisites before attending this course?
- A good level of conversational English. The course is taught in English and assignments must be completed in English.
In order to complete the online modules candidates are required to have the following in place:
- Internet access and a working email address
- Up to date internet browser such as: Google Chrome/ Internet Explorer/Safari/FireFox.
- Ability to hear audio/video via your computer
- Use of a computer to study the course – tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying.
Luisa Lyons (Registered Midwife & IBCLC)
Fiona Munro-Muotune (IBCLC, Registered Nurse & Health Visitor)
Kadi Leppik (Maternity Nurse & Breastfeeding Support Worker)
As a result of this course, I feel better equipped to support mums and their infants throughout their breastfeeding journeys and highly recommend this course for all professionals support families and infants.”
Doris Nginis (Maternity Nurse)
Dora Sanvee (Childcare Support Worker)
Charlotte Hindmarsh (Maternity Nurse)