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FLIP Breastfeeding Dysfunction Tool

Dr. Rajeev Agarwal and Agave Pediatrics are proud to present a new, validated tool to assess breastfeeding and evaluate and predict the risk of breastfeeding dysfunction. This allows parents and providers to objectively quantify the severity of breastfeeding dysfunction, before and/or after any interventions (such as professional feeding or lactation support, body work or therapy, frenectomy etc).

What truly sets this tool apart is not only the thorough questionnaire resulting in a research-backed FLIP score (flow, latch, injury, post-feed behavior), but that fact that it is based on FUNCTION, not appearance.

Years of work went into this research, and we cannot wait for the world to take advantage of this tool for FREE.

Need an example of when this would be helpful? Let's say you have a baby with a few reported breastfeeding symptoms, but parents and/or providers are not sure if intervention is needed. Parents can fill out the Flip Tool, to get a real picture of the seriousness of breastfeeding dysfunction. The first intervention may be working with lactation consultant for a few appointments. The Tool can be filled out again to see what, if any, progress has been made. Then the need for further intervention, such as bodywork, or frenectomy, can be objectively assessed.

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