Please join us for our 'Ankyloglossia: Breastfeeding and Ties' Webinar with Dr. Alisa Sacker, MD, IBCLC from San Diego's Team Tongue Tie. Dr. Sacker is a pediatrician and a lactation consultant who is passionate about helping mothers and babies breastfeed successfully along with her team which includes a lactation consultant and a pediatric dentist.
This will be an important pictorial WEBINAR focusing on correct diagnosis, treatment, management, follow up and support for tongue tie issues.
By joining us you will be supporting the work we do as this is a major FUND RAISER for our Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition!
2 LCerps, CEUs and BRNs will be awarded.
THIS WEBINAR WILL NOT BE RECORDED
ABOUT ALISA SACKER, MD, IBCLC
I was with Kaiser Permanente as a partnered general pediatrician in the outpatient clinic and in the hospital NICU for over 20 years. While there, I started the first laser frenectomy program in San Diego for newborns. I first became interested in ties when my teenage daughter had her braces removed at the end of her orthodontic treatment. Her Orthodontist used a laser to remove her upper lip tie as I watched. A light bulb went off in my head and I finally understood why the two of us had such issues breastfeeding. I then checked her tongue and, of course, found a significant posterior tie. That started my journey. I learned how to identify ties and do a scissors frenotomy.
Word spread to other pediatricians and lactation consultants that I was helping many more Moms and babies overcome breastfeeding challenges. I became a very strong advocate and started a quest to make even more of a difference. It ended up taking the next two challenging years to get a soft tissue laser approved by such a big organization as Kaiser Permanente. I developed policies and procedures, helped to purchase equipment, and completed training sessions. They call me “the pioneer” in the organization. I had patients travel from Los Angeles and Riverside County to see me for laser frenectomies. After being unable to grow and expand the program, I resigned from Kaiser Permanente after 22 years of service. To this day there is still minimal education in medical school or residency about tongue ties and how they affect breastfeeding.
With a private practice, I look forward to having a family oriented, multi-disciplinary approach as we diagnose and treat ties in babies, children, and adults. I look forward to giving many more lectures to educate, grow interest, and change lives. I am an active board member of the International Association of Tongue Tie Professionals, IATP, where I use my passion to further educate other health professionals. In private practice I will be able to to focus on expanding education about ties and help more Mothers breastfeed their babies with success. I do it all for Mom’s and kids to make a difference in their lives now, and in the future.