Feeding Challenges in Oral Clefting: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Supporting Growth and Avoiding Malnutrition

This webinar was originally accepted as a Teaching Course for ACPA's 77th Annual Meeting.

This multidisciplinary presentation will identify the role of each feeding-related specialty involved in our cleft nutritional management approach and discuss pearls and pitfalls at each stage of infant development. The importance of early, frequent, and supportive interactions with families will be stressed and we will detail the appropriate assessments and interventions necessary to help these children and their families meet age-appropriate nutrition and lactation goals throughout the first year of life. We will highlight ways in which different team compositions can maximize their newborn feeding support, teach food and cup transitions, and provide appropriate post-operative nutritional recommendations.

The target audience for this presentation will be anyone involved with nutrition, feeding, or lactation education and assessment of patients with a cleft or craniofacial condition.


Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through March 31, 2022. 

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nursing: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To receive 1.0 contact hours:

  • Learners must attend 80% or more of the webinar.
  • Learners must complete and submit an evaluation form.

Neither the speakers nor members of the planning committee have any conflicts of interest related to the content of this activity.  Individual disclosures may be found in the “Topics” tab under their name. 

Original Seminar Date: September 15, 2020

On-Demand Release Date: September 16, 2020

On-Demand Expiration Date: March 31, 2022

Seminar Objectives
  • The learner will be able to explain the benefits of multidisciplinary coordination of cleft care in meeting nutrition and lactation goals.
  • The learner will be able to describe different assessment and intervention strategies for improving nutritional intake and avoiding malnutrition in children with oral clefting.
  • The learner will be able to compare and apply different feeding techniques for children with oral clefting.
Seminar Information
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August 15, 2022 11:55 PM
1 hour
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Feeding Challenges in Oral Clefting: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Supporting Growth and Avoiding Malnutrition
Speaker Information
Brenda Fetter MA, CCC-SLP  [ view bio ]
Helen Huff RN, BSN, IBCLC  [ view bio ]
Alison Kaye MD  [ view bio ]
Kristi Thaete RD  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00
On-Demand Access Only
Student Non-member: $14.99
Student Member: $14.99
Member: $14.99
ACPA Retired: $14.99
ACPA Member: $14.99
ACPA Life Member: $14.99
Transitional Member: $14.99
Full Price: $24.99