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NEW!! 9/30-10/2 Making Peace with the Process: A deeper dive into the process of collaborative functional habilitation.

Making Peace with the Process: A deeper dive into the process of collaborative functional habilitation for IBCLCs and Manual Therapists

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NEW!! 9/30-10/2 Making Peace with the Process: A deeper dive into the process of collaborative functional habilitation.
NEW!! 9/30-10/2 Making Peace with the Process: A deeper dive into the process of collaborative functional habilitation.

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Sep 30, 2022, 8:30 AM EDT – Oct 02, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT

Homewood Suites, Glastonbury, CT, 65 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA

About the event

Making Peace with the Process: A deeper dive into the process of collaborative functional habilitation for IBCLCs and Manual Therapists

(chiropractors and osteopaths).

September 30, Oct 1 & 2

Faraneh Carnegie-Hargreaves, DC

Jennifer Tow, BFA, MA, IBCLC, LMT, CSOM

Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP

Avery Young, IBCLC

(2 1/2 days in person in Glastonbury, CT, USA--note September 30 & October 1 are FULL DAYS, Oct 2 ends at 1pm ET)

While learning the skills that allow us to assess and intervene in support of functional breastfeeding can provide a strong foundation for resolving complex cases of oral dysfunction, too many breastfeeding dyads are still left struggling to breastfeed after tongue-tie release, in spite of lactation and bodywork care.

Dr. Vallone and Jennifer Tow have effectively collaborated with hundreds of breastfeeding dyads over a period of 25 years. We have spent hundreds of countless hours together learning how best to support the families we serve by gaining the skills to communicate, problem-solve and guide breastfeeding dyads towards functional competency as a team. Dr. Faraneh, who was mentored by Dr. Vallone, has approached her own practice with the same collaborative perspective, while bringing her own unique skillset and insight to her work.

It is this team approach that is the foundation of the MasterClass itself, a team approach that recognizes the importance of functionally competent breastfeeding to the development of a healthy infant and a confident parent. The focus on competency over compensation becomes the guiding principle in the habilitation process. While lactation support and intervention, in concert with skilled bodywork, are essential, we found that progress is best gauged through the lens of infant reflexes, which serve both as assessment and intervention tools. Avery Young brings the the insight and skills gained from 5 years spent deeply immersed in observing, understanding and engaging with infant reflexes, as a means to facilitate breastfeeding and global infant development, to the habilitation process.  This course is designed to weave hands-on, clinical skills-building together with modeling a process for interacting with families in a mutually supportive capacity through immersion in a process that we have found effective in creating a safety net for the breastfeeding dyad as they are guided towards a competent and sustainable breastfeeding relationship.

IBCLCs and Manual Therapists are welcome to register individually, however we encourage you to consider registering as a team when possible.

Space is limited to ensure active participation.

This advanced course is an investment that presumes a common knowledge base among attendees, therefore the .

course is only available to those IBCLCs & manual therapists who have taken the IBCLCMasterClass, either the IBCLC or Manual Therapy tracks.

Individual: EARLY BIRD FEE: $825 (EXTENDED thru AUG 15).

Regular Pricing: $925 (from Aug16).

EARLY BIRD TEAM DISCOUNT: IBCLC & Manual Therapist Register together: $1350 (EXTENDED thru Aug 15)

TEAM Regular Pricing: $1550 (from Aug16).  For those who have yet to take the MasterClass a discount of 10% will apply when you register along with this course. Contact for the discount code.  

No refunds after 8/30/22

Objectives :

Understand the importance of reflexes in the development of an infant.

Identity reflexes used during the latching process.

Understand how to use the reflexes to assess feeding challenges.

Describe the hierarchy of needs that an infant has in order for feeding to be successful.

Recognize ease as an assessment tool for the breastfeeding dyad.

Appreciate ease and the barriers to ease as common language for patient education and practitioner collaboration.

Review templates for communicating between providers.

Explore touch as a conversation between provider and patient; one that requires permission and respect to faciliate self-regulation.

Identify aberrant movements that indicate joint restriction and dysfunction that impede functional breastfeeding. 

Comprehend the relevance of the team approach to the establisment of functional breastfeeding.Recognize the difference between compensatory and competent breastfeeding.

Develop an appropriate timeline for a functional release of oral restrictions that guides the breastfeeding dyad from compensation to competency. 


Bradley Airport (BDL). 

For international travel, Boston or New York (JFK or Laguardia) may be more cost effective, but you will need to rent a car from there. 


Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford South-Glastonbury

65 Glastonbury Boulevard Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033 USA

All rooms have kitchens. 

Booking Rates $164-189 per night.

Whole Foods, as well as many restaurants and grocery stores are within 10 minutes ny car/Uber (some are within walking distance).


Faraneh Carnegie-Hargreaves, DC uses a multidisciplinary approach including manual therapies, acupuncture, and rehabilitative exercise to resolve pain and minimize recurrence. She specializes in craniofacial therapies that can be helpful for babies with tongue tie and feeding difficulties, in resolving chronic conditions including TMJ dysfunction and headaches; and to support airway orthodontics. Additional certifications include the Webster Technique, which maintains pelvic alignment during pregnancy and NeuroKinetic Therapy, a rehabilitation modality that affects change in the motor control center of the cerebellum. 

Dr. Faraneh completed her clinical training at the Veterans Hospital in West Haven and Optimus Healthcare in Bridgeport. She also interned with Dr. Sharon Vallone at KIDSPACE Adaptive Play and Wellness in South Windsor, CT; Dr. Michael Reife in Marlborough, CT; and Dr. Donald Murphy at the Rhode Island Spine Center in Pawtucket, RI. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in French Studies and High Honors in History from Wesleyan University. Prior to pursuing a career in chiropractic, Dr. Faraneh worked as a development officer at Wesleyan University.

Jennifer Tow, BFA, MA, IBCLC, LMT, CSOM has practiced holistic lactation and guided parents in raising their children holistically for over 30 years. A fascination with the physiology of wellness has led her on a decades-long journey exploring the influences on infant health that come to define long-term human well-being. She has a special interest in the areas of epigenetics and the microbiome, gut-brain health, oral functional competency and airway development, exploring the profoundly far-reaching implications of this work for breastfeeding dyads.


While residing between the USA & France from 2010-12, Jennifer established an international client base and now sees most of her clients on-line, specializing in collaborating with her clients in resolving complex breastfeeding issues. With a Master's in Holistic Health Coaching, her reputation for guiding parents through these issues stems from her ability to integrate holistic modalities and an expanded skill-set, such as myofunctional therapy and craniosacral fascial therapy, into her practice.

She is a writer and lecturer, offering workshops internationally and via webinar on breastfeeding & epigenetics, gut health & healing, tongue-tie & airway development and holistic breastfeeding practices. She offers a year-long advanced course in Integrative and Holistic Lactation. She is a founding member of IATP (the International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals) and the Breastfeeding Section Leader of the AAPMD (American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry) and founder of the Holistic Lactation Institute.


Jennifer is the mother of three children born at home in 1988, 92 & 98 and a granddaughter born at home in 2009.


Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP (Fellow in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics)’s clinical practice is in a multidiscipline environment and brings 25+ years of pediatric experience with a primary interest in pregnancy, birth trauma, breastfeeding and problems with infant /toddler neurodevelopment. She finds her role frequently to be a member of a support team for infants and children providing assessment, treatment and healthcare advocacy, as well as individualized treatment for children with functional challenges. She is the editor of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics and teaches internationally in the International Chiropractor’s Association’s postgraduate program in pediatric chiropractic.

Avery Young is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant with Master's degrees in both Biology and Science Education. Avery spent a decade in education before moving into her current career, where she has been a lactation consultant for 8 years. Her private practice, Nourished Young, is located in Atlanta, Georgia. She focuses heavily on infants with latching and feeding challenges and helping feeding feel easier for anxious parents.

Avery has spent the last 5 years studying and observing infant reflexes, and experimenting with how to intentionally engage these reflexes during the feeding process. This exploration not only transformed her ability to help infants feed better, but also helped her recognize the significance of the reflexive process not just for feeding, but in providing the physiological foundation for the global development of the infant.


  • Regular Pricing (from 8/16)

  • TEAM Regular Pricing

    TEAM Regular Pricing: $1550 (from Aug16). 




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