All Tied Up: Ankyloglossia and Breastfeeding

This course for the interdisciplinary health care team (RN, MD, APP) provides a review of breastfeeding evidence and physiology, ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) physiology, and discussion of evidence-based guidelines on frenotomy. The course also includes a panel discussion on breastfeeding support and appropriate frenotomy referrals.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding Education Grant Award that supported the production of this educational module.

Estimated time for completion: 1 hour

Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this activity, learners will be able to report new knowledge related to breastfeeding and ankyloglossia in order to provide current, evidence-based care to pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Empower pediatric clinicians on the accurate support of breastfeeding
  • Implement the evidence-based guidelines on frenotomy to discern appropriate referrals



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

Faculty Presenter:
Clinical Assistant Professor Pediatrics & Family and Community Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Advocate Health Care

Peer Reviewer and Panelist:
Maya Bunik, MD, MPH, FABM, FAAP
Chair, Section on Breastfeeding, American Academy of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado
Bonnie W. Camp Distinguished Professor in Pediatrics
Associate Chief Medical Officer of Ambulatory, Children's Hospital Colorado

Additional Panelists:
Alison Gilliland, MD
Pediatrician, Children's Medical Center, P.C.

Kenny Chan, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado
Otolaryngologist, Children's Hospital Colorado

Panel Moderator:
Sharisse Arnold Rehring, MD, FAAP
Director Medical Education, Colorado Permanente Medical Group
Director, University of Colorado School of Medicine Kaiser Permanente Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship
Director Continuing Medical Education, AAP CO Chapter
Clinical Professor Pediatrics, UCSOM

Planners, faculty and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Criteria to Obtain Continuing Education Certificate
Complete this course and the evaluation. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 NCPD


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Required Hardware/software

You will need access to the internet, speakers or a headset to participate in this course.