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Dr. Christine Lam Kan, OTD, IBCLC, SWC (Advanced Practice in Feeding Eating and Swallowing)

  • Speaker Type: 2024 Main Presentations
  • Country: USA

Dr. Christine L. Kan, OTD(Doctorate of Occupational Therapy), OTR/L, IBCLC, is a neonatal occupational therapist and lactation consultant specializing in breastfeeding and feeding therapy for medically complex infants. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a doctorate in occupational therapy in 2013, focusing on feeding interventions for children with special needs. Dr. Kan is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Infant and Pediatric Neurodevelopmental training (NDT), Neonatal Oral Motor and Assessment Scale (NOMAS), Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification (NTMC), and holds advanced practice certification in feeding, eating, and swallowing (SWC). She works part-time as a neonatal occupational therapist at the level 3 NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) in Van Nuys and owns a private practice in South Pasadena.

She is passionate about supporting breastfeeding dyads of premature infants, infants with reflux, infants with tethered oral tissues, and infants with cleft/lip and palate. Dr. Kan has feeding experience with cleft lip/palate, Down syndrome, clavicle fractures, failure to thrive, torticollis/plagiocephaly, cardiac and pulmonary diagnoses, neonatal abstinence withdrawal, and autism. Christine has three children and is currently tandem nursing her toddler and infant.