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LISA LAHEY RN, IBCLC, OM
Tell me about Tongue Ties, Tortiocollis, Plagiocephaly, and Postural Asymmetries affecting Feeding.
1. List possible causes of structural and postural alignment issues.
2. Describe what feeding and functional issues are affected by structure.
3. Describe tips for exam and assessment of facial asymmetry, torticollis,
plagiocephaly, and body asymmetries.
4. How to talk so parents will listen and seek bodywork. List key effective
communication strategies and how to refer.
Lisa Lahey RN, IBCLC, OMT has worked for 22 years in maternal child health as a nurse and
lactation consultant in L/D, postpartum, newborn nursery, NICU, and perinatal education.
An IBCLC for 19 years, Lisa has a special interest and expertise in tongue ties. Lisa’s private
practice; Advanced Breastfeeding Care provides home visits or office consults for complex
feeding issues as well as joyful breastfeeding. Lisa also provides myofunctional therapy to
babies, children, and adults in an orthodontic office.
Lisa’s strengths are her assessment skills, teaching oral exercises, offering complementary
therapies with compassion, and taking clinical photos that she uses to teach parents and
professionals when teaching classes.
Lisa is involved with many professional groups, a board member of IATP, and volunteers time to
admin a tie support group. Most of all, she is a mom to five children (all breastfed) who keep her
busy and remind her daily of life’s joys.