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Oral Issues and Breastfeeding

In 2018 the Academy will organize a special symposium on Breastfeeding and Oral Issues, in cooperation with Kirsten Slagter, member of the Royal Dutch Association of Dentists, as part of the 7thABM European Meeting for physicians. This symposium can be booked separately or as part of the complete conference.

7th ABM European Regional Meeting 

May 18, 13.00 – 18.00 Oral Issues and Breastfeeding

Call for Abstracts
Submission accepted until February 28, 2018

We invite you to join us, and we look forward to seeing you in May 2018! The program for this symposium is:

Friday, May 18th

Moderator: Dr. Kirsten Slagter, DDS, PhD

13.00 Opening
13.15 Catherine Watson-Genna, IBCLC (USA): Sucking skills and breastfeeding
14.00 Dr. Gina Weißman, DMD, IBCLC (Israel): How breastfeeding affects caries

14.45 Break

15.15 Dr. Jain, MD, ABM (Canada): Tongue tie: diagnosis and treatment
16.00 Dr. Kirsten Slagter, DDS, PhD (Netherlands: A scientific BRIEFing (Breastfeeding&Reflux Improvement, the Effect of Frenulotomy) on “Oral Ties”)
16.45 Discussion Breastfeeding and oral problems (with all 4 speakers)
17.45 Closing remarks.

It is possible to register for this afternoon only.


Kirsten Slagter, DDS, PhD
Elien RouwMD, BOD Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine


Continuing education credits for physicians: An application has been submitted to the European Union of Medical Specialists and to GAIA.

CERPs: An application has been submitted

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