Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM PDT
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM PST

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Jose Gonzalez, Education Coordinator 
(323) 210-8505 

Oral Assessment 101

Please join us for a recorded webinar for a timely and informative talk about the basics of oral assessment for lactation support professionals.


Réka Morvay, MA, IBCLC holds degrees in Psychology from UC Berkeley and Cornell University. She received her IBCLC in 2011. Her Masters degree is in Biological Psychology, specifically in Hormones and Reproductive Behavior. She is a trained childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula. She has been providing lactation education to health care workers, birth professionals and lactation support staff since 2012. She currently teaches BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist training and Lactation Consultant Education Course. She provides clinical support to lactating parents through a hospital outpatient clinic and her private practice


Oral Assessment 

•Understand the mechanics of oral assessment for breastfeeding
•Name known newborn feeding related reflexes and behaviors
•Describe the physiological latching sequence
•Observe and resolve issues with latching
•State different types of tongue-tie-symptoms and causes
•Perform an oral assessment on an infant
•Counsel lactating parents and provide education materials
Session description

Réka Morvay will discuss the anatomical and functional features to look for when performing an oral assessment related to breastfeeding. Newborn reflexes and oral anatomy must come together to make feeding possible. Variations in oral anatomy and/or infant feeding behavior may contribute to compromised development of orofacial structures, and can affect overall health and function through the lifetime.

Recording Policy
Attendees of this webinar are not permitted to make personal recordings of the webinar for any purpose.  A recording of the webinar will be distributed to you for your own personal use approximately 48 hours after the event ends.  By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this recording policy and consent that you will use the webinar, the recording, and the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.  


Cancellation Policy

After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view at their convenience, therefore no refunds will be granted

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of "General Registration by Check."  No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 2 contact hour of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 2 L-CERP will be awarded.

RD: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.


Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1 L-CERPs will be awarded.