Newborn Oral Development

Breastfeeding Breast Anatomy

Infants perform a series of complex oral movements to obtain sufficient nutriment from their mother's breast to meet daily nutritional requirements and to support rapid growth, especially during the first few months of life. Suckling is a dynamic process, as the infant is continually adjusting to a changing anatomy. The act of suckling is far more than simply obtaining food. The infant's earliest autonomous functions are focused about his mouth and pharynx area. The infant's mouth is the...

Superbill Lactation Visit Receipt

With permission, Pat Lindsey, 2003 . Medicare, Medicaid and managed care organizations MCOs . Medicare applies to individuals over age 65 and is not applicable for breastfeeding except that insurance companies usually follow Medicare rules for payment. Medicaid is a federal program administered by the states, and state regulations apply to mothers and children who qualify on the basis of poverty. The regulations in various states may differ in billing rules and regulations. About one third of...