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How B.E.S.T. (Basic Evaluation of Structural Tension) Relates to Breast©


Judy A. Terwilliger

Gold Lactation Online Conference

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017

Speaker: Judy Terwilliger, RN, CMT, FBT

Presentation Duration: 60 Mins

Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Dietetic CEU

More information available at: and at The presentation will be available until June 1st, 2017.


This lecture/course is intended to familiarize the medical and allied health community in the recognition of the often-overlooked muscle-related structural barriers to breastfeeding. It provides a discussion of clues to the predisposing factors of these barriers and explores their affect on infant “functional mobility” as it relates to the achievement of successful breastfeeding.

It is intended to improve the clinician’s assessment skills as they work with the mother/infant dyad in resolving breastfeeding difficulties/dysfunctions by development of insight into these often hidden and profoundly destructive structural manifestations.

Recognition of these barriers with an emphasis on self-help techniques and when/who to refer parents/caregivers to for help, together with how to best meet their teaching/training needs across cultural barriers, is discussed. The ultimate purpose is the achievement of insight to improve the clinician’s evaluation process, better enabling them to promote, enhance and even save the breastfeeding experience of the families served.

To be a successful advocate for truly functional breastfeeding that promotes joyful, prolonged retention, your assessment skills of infants’ musculature must look beyond oro/myofacial structures using a whole-body approach.

— Judy Terwilliger


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Recent Presentation Engagements:




Taking The Tension Out of Breastfeeding: Self Help Strategies to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes


Guest Speaker: Judy Terwilliger, RN, CMT, CBT Lead Therapist & Advanced Pediatric Bowen Therapy™ Practitioner, Kids’ Korner


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

9:00am – 11:00am

San Joaquin County Public Health Services Multipurpose Room

1601 E. Hazelton Avenue

Stockton, CA 95205


Please RSVP by April 8, 2016.

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Phone: 209-468-3267

Fax: 209-468-2072


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How B.E.S.T. Relates to Breast©

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Judy A. Terwilliger

Offered By

Judy Terwilliger, RN (#322974), CMT (#25334)
Pediatric Bowen Specialist™ (#1708)

2.5 Contact Hours [L (Contact) CERPs]: CBRN Provider #CEP15569

IBLCE Approval Number: #C1661034

This class is open to all Healthcare Professionals in the Breastfeeding, Maternal/Child Health & Family Support Field.

Sacramento Area:


Location: NFBI Training Center

4731 El Camino Avenue

Carmichael, CA 95608

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016

Time: 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Cost: $75.00 per Attendee (Please call for Group Rates of 4 or more/entity)


For more information or to sign up for a class, please contact our office at (916) 834-1711 or email us at

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania Area:

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Location: David Katz Conference Center

Wayne Memorial Hospital

601 Park Street Honedale, PA 18431

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Time: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Cost: $75.00 per Attendee

If 1.5 hours in clinical is added, the cost is $100 per Attendee


For more information on the class, please contact Donna Decker at (570) 253-8422 or email us at

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This is an awesome opportunity for PA’s lactation consultants and all those trying to make a difference in the world of moms and babies struggling with breast feeding. Judy resides in CA. PLEASE visit her WEB site ( or and click on Kids’ Korner) before making a decision on attending the course on 4/21/16 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA.

I have taught Childbirth classes, new mommies classes, worked labor and delivery, and breast feed 5 children. Helped many a mom problem solve. This is one of the best resources I have seen!

If you have questions, please contact me.

Enjoy your day,

Donna Decker, RN
Manager of Community Health
Wayne Memorial Hospital



OBJECTIVE: Learn Structural Assessment Skills for Infants/Children to evaluate muscle tension/involvement that may be related to noted Breastfeeding Dysfunctions. This class will add new eyes to your practice and tools in your skill set to bring resolves.

Printed class materials will be provided. Please bring paper and pencils for taking notes. No video cameras or photography please.

Course Information

Course Synopsis:

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Learn Structural Assessment Skills for Infants/Children learning to quickly evaluate for muscle tension and its involvement in noted Breastfeeding Dysfunctions and Developmental Delays. This class will add new eyes to your practice and tools in your skill set to bring resolves.

Course Objectives:

1. Recognizing or Becoming Aware of:

  • Often unseen muscle-related structural barriers
  • Predisposing factors affecting an infant’s “functional mobility”
  • Breastfeeding challenges that demonstrate Structural Dysfunction

2. Improve assessment skills of:

  • Overlooked structural manifestations

3. Gain insights into an improved evaluation process

  • Aid resolve breastfeeding difficulties for the family unit

4. Recognition of Structural Barriers with an emphasis on:

  • Self-help techniques, teaching/training parents across cultural barriers
  • When/who to refer parents/caregivers to for help

Course Outcomes:

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Be able to:

  • Identify the correlation between higher than normal muscle tonus and the often structurally-related breastfeeding challenges in the infant/mother dyad.
  • Identify at least three predisposing factors in a “normal” delivery that lend themselves to the hidden barriers to functional mobility.
  • Recognize structural manifestations (how they present) which may need referral to assist in the resolve of related breastfeeding barriers.
  • Define the following areas of Assessment, Adaptation and Intervention that are associated with these hidden structural barriers to breastfeeding.

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Class Format: Similar to a breakout session where these is some lecture/demonstration but a lot of discussion and time allowed for questions and answers. Come and learn an essential skill.

Note: Wherever possible a live demonstration will be incorporated. Please be aware, however, that since Ms. Terwilliger is skilled to release any child whom she evaluates in class for educational purposes, she will likewise offer a therapeutic release at that time. Those student’s attendance whose licensure permits manipulative work on infants are welcome to ask further questions.






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IATP 2015 Webinar Series:
Integration Through Collaboration

December 2nd–21st, 2015

International Affiliation of Tongue-Tied Professionals


IATP December 2015 Webinar

The IATP Organization is comprised of allied heath professionals dedicated to improved health through the discovery, management and study of tethered oral tissues. Our means of communication is a privately maintained FaceBook Forum that’s purpose “is to identify and locate providers that offer services to support the assessment and treatment of tethered oral tissues and to identify and locate other IATP members, as well as to offer a forum for the sharing of information, research or ideas of interest to fellow members of the IATP.”


This week IATP is holding it’s first international Webinar Series in which How B.E.S.T. Relates To Breast© (Basic Evaluation of Structural Tension) is included.







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Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy Optimizing Breastfeeding Success

February 3rd–5th, 2016

Double Tree by Hilton, Sacramento, CA


Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition, the California Breastfeeding Summit is the state’s premier gathering that establishes a yearly collective direction to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates among all populations in California.

6th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit

The Summit is a forum to learn best practices, acquire new skills, gain resources, and is a catalyst for change at the state and local levels. There is collaboration and networking with an estimated 450 nurses, lactation consultants and educators, peer counselors, dietitians, physicians, health educators, birth educators and doulas, and exhibitors.

This Summit combines innovative project, research, and evidence-based best practice presentations with clinical skill development. The Summit showcases speakers with exceptional expertise and presentation skills in order to provide quality information to attendees. The Summit also features special poster sessions with researchers presenting their findings and answering questions from Summit attendees.

Learn More about the 6th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit on the CBC website.



Marie Xiloj and Sarah Espineda

Marie Xiloj, CMP and Trainee Sarah Espineda, CMP at our vendor booth

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Explaining my posterboard at the conference

California Breastfeeding Coalition 2016

My Poster Board Presentation – “How B.E.S.T Relates to Breast” was selected by this years conference committee.

Jen Pettus, IBCLC, Myself & Samantha Slaughter, IBCLC – sharing a moment in support of the Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition whose efforts brought expert Dr. Bobby Ghaheri MD to the CBC Event to speak to 81 providers on the subject of Ankyloglossia (oral tethers).

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Dr. Bobby Ghaheri & Judy Terwilliger, members of IATP (International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals) sharing a moment after his well attended talk sponsored by the Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition. Judy’s business Kid’s Korner™ helped the SBC sponsor Dr. Ghaheri as a speaker at this event. To learn more go to

California Breastfeeding Coalition 2016

Judy explaining to an attendee how muscle tension can be reduced through Pediatric Bowen Therapy™.

California Breastfeeding Coalition 2016

Jeannette Newman-Velez RD, MPH, IBCLC, Samantha Slaughter, IBCLC, Jen Pettus, IBCLC and I taking a moment together at the CBC Conference.



How BEST (Basic Evaluation of Structural Tension) relates to Breast(feeding)©

A Discussion on Hidden Barriers to Breastfeeding

by Judy A. Terwilliger RN, CMT, CBT Advanced Pediatric™ Bowen Specialist / Sacramento CA

Positive Healing – A Pain Management Series

Session Three

November 23, 2015

Wayne Memorial Hospital

601 Park Street, Honesdale, Pennsylvania


Breastfeeding Mother

Though the actual delivery process is managed in many ways for the best possible outcome, it is still highly likely that despite these best of efforts, baby’s response to the birth process is traumatic. It’s really no one’s fault! It is simply a hidden barrier that baby has developed from his/her exposure to the developmental and birth process. When this structural problem is properly acknowledged, evaluated and therapeutically relieved – normal functional movement in baby is restored. The joy of breastfeeding is saved. Tears of anguish become tears of joy, as this connection miracle is reborn with family peace and sanity restored. — Judy Terwilliger


More information at in this event brochure.






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Inside the Imperial Valley Breastfeeding Summit


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