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Breathing & Eating – Understanding Neonatal Respiratory Comorbidity and Supporting Smooth Transitions to Oral Feeding

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  • Anjanette Lee
    Anjanette Lee
    Anjanette Lee
    Anjanette Lee

    Anjanette Lee is employed as a Neonatal Therapist in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Houston, TX, and has been practicing for over 25 years. She has certifications for Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program, Neonatal Touch and Massage, and was one of the first Certified Neonatal Therapists in the nation. Anjanette provides mentorship for other neonatal therapists and has co-authored several chapters in neonatal publications. She also serves as co-chair of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) Professional Collaborative, as well as on the NANT national conference planning committee. She is an educator for the NANT Ignite Program and Educational Resources.

Originally presented: February 29, 2024

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Anjanette receives a stipend from Dr. Brown's Medical for this webinar. She has no non-financial disclosures.


This one-hour webinar discusses neonatal respiratory comorbidity, how it might impact oral feeding, and how the neonatal practitioner can support smooth transition to oral feeding for infants at risk. The webinar reviews the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system as it pertains to preterm comorbidity and the transition to oral feeding. The presentation provides strategies to neonatal practitioners to use from day of life 1 to support functional feeding outcomes. Target audience includes OT, SLP, PT, RN, MD and other neonatal professionals.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  1. Relate at least one way respiratory comorbidity might impact the acquisition of oral feeding and the attainment of typical feeding milestones in preterm and full-term infants.
  2. Determine at least 2 appropriate strategies to improve short-term and long-term feeding outcomes for preterm infants affected by respiratory comorbidity.
  3. Differentiate 1 habilitative intervention to support functional feeding outcomes that can be initiated on an infant’s first day of life.

Timed Agenda
  • 1:00 – 1:05 Introduction to the topic
  • 1:05 – 1:20 Discuss the design and development of the respiratory system
  • 1:20 – 1:30 Discuss respiratory developmental commonalities
  • 1:30 – 1:50 Discuss habilitative strategies for infants with respiratory comorbidities
  • 1:50 – 2:00 Summary and Question and Answer session

Instructional Method

Live webinar includes lecture, PowerPoint slides, handouts, question and answer session, learning assessment and course evaluation. On-demand webinar includes lecture, PowerPoint slides, handouts, recorded question and answer session, learning assessment and course evaluation.

Course Completion Requirements

The learner must view the entire webinar, complete the course evaluation, and complete the post-webinar learning assessment to receive education credit. Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.

Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Feeding Consultants is an ASHA CE Approved Provider of continuing education. This live webinar is offered at 0.10 CEUs, Intermediate, Professional level. No partial credit awarded. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply ASHA endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

ASHA CEUs available for the live webinar on February 29, 2024 only.

Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16677 for 1 Contact Hour. Participant required to attend 80% of the activity to receive CE.

Dr. Brown’s Medical is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# (8893). This webinar is offered at 0.1 CEUs, educational level, Intermediate. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


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