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46 minutes | May 17, 2022
Parent Journey: Prince & Heidi Sabena (Part 1)
In today’s episode, we talk about Prince and Heidi’s parent journey with their daughter, Ruby while living in Africa. Prince and Heidi share their adventures of breastfeeding and what it’s like to deliver a baby in a third-world country during a pandemic. This is a story of tongue and lip ties, an incredible marriage, and perseverance. Stay tuned for part two to finish out their story, see what ended up happening to Ruby, and how things are today. In today's show we discuss: A c-section and a NICU stay during a pandemic in a developing country Overcoming exhaustion with a colicky baby Pumping and breastfeeding with limited access to supplies A father’s role and bond with his baby A Glance at This Episode: [2:34] Prince & Heidi’s introduction [7:46] Ruby’s c-section at 35 weeks gestation [10:50] How they got a pump and what was available to them [13:17] Bringing Ruby home and beginning their breastfeeding journey [17:15] Working with Jacqueline and how they virtually diagnosed Ruby’s ties [21:44] Heidi and Prince take Ruby to see a pediatrician for her ties but get passed around to various surgeons and doctors with crazy diagnosis [27:01] How Heidi is pumping and breastfeeding in the midst of their pediatric runaround [33:51] They used an acid reflux medication and how that helped Ruby [35:18] Prince’s bond as a father with his daughters and how important that fraternal, masculine energy is. [39:46] Ruby’s symptoms and their transition to drying up breast milk and switching to formula [43:30] Heidi and Prince realize they need to start researching other options Related Links: Angela Buck | Craniosacral Fascial Therapist | firstname.lastname@example.org | 084 981 0232 Michelle Long | ENT in Cape Town | +27 21 5314282 | entlong.co.za Holistic Lactation Website Follow on Instagram The Nurture Collective Our Advanced Lactation Formula supplement for naturally increasing & sustaining milk supply
48 minutes | May 11, 2022
What to Do Before Treating Your Baby's Ties
We’re back! Today we’re talking about what options you have before treating your baby’s oral ties (such as lip tie, tongue tie, and buccal ties). If you’ve been looking for answers about what to do if you know or suspect your baby has any oral ties, this episode is for you! Jacqueline covers all things tie-related, as well as when and how to seek a proper functional diagnosis. You’ll learn about what’s involved in treating ties, suck training, nipple shields and what proper aftercare should look like. You’ll also hear why it’s best not to rush into getting the ties released right away. Maybe you’re thinking your baby has ties, but you don’t know where to get help. Jacqueline discusses the importance of getting the proper medical team together, and knowing who to hire, the harm of trying to diagnose on your own, and what proper aftercare should look like. In today's show we discuss: Who to see when you think your baby’s might have oral ties Understanding whether your baby has ties and if they are worth being treated What proper aftercare looks like Things to do before & after the procedure to ensure success What to do when breastfeeding is painful What to expect if you’ve gotten your baby’s ties released but not seen an IBCLC Why it’s essential to have a lactation consultant to walk you through the process Related Links: IBCLC Masterclass Directory Jacqueline talks about the difference between an IBCLC & other lactation supporters in Episode 32: Alphabet Soup in Lactation Land: How to Find the Help You Need Episode where Jacqueline talks about nursing her second baby and hiring help: Episode 24: My Hardest Breastfeeding Experience Holistic Lactation website Follow on Instagram The Nurture Collective Our Advanced Lactation Formula supplement for naturally increasing & sustaining milk supply
48 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
How Formula Marketing Disrupts Breastfeeding
Today's episode is fresh off the mic, covering the latest presentation and report from the World Health Organization on the $55 billion a year formula industry. The marketing practices of formula companies are exploitative, do not provide informed choice, and prey on the vulnerabilities of new mothers. To be clear, we are discussing the marketing of formula--not the product itself. In this episode you'll hear: How formula companies market their products (it's not always obvious) Why formula marketing is a problem The real world impact of overuse of formula Ways we can work to change the problems with formula marketing Related links: The WHO report on the $55 billion formula marketing industry Sign the pledge to #EndExploitativeMarketing The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes The WHO guidelines for safe formula preparation LINKS: Holistic Lactation website Follow on Instagram The Nurture Collective Our Advanced Lactation Formula supplement for naturally increasing & sustaining milk supply
74 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
#063: Medications During Lactation with Dr. Leslie Southard
Dr. Leslie Southard is the owner of The Lactation Pharmacist and is here to share her incredible expertise with us about what types of medications & supplements can transfer into breastmilk & how it happens. We are debunking ALL the myths today, so pay close attention! She also shares her harrowing journey of nursing her daughter through chemotherapy. LINKS: Dr. Southard's website: http://www.drlesliesouthard.com Leslie on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/drlesliesouthard LactMed Databse: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501922/ e-Lactancia: https://e-lactancia.org Botanical Handbook: https://amzn.to/34qd2BY My WebsiteFollow @holisticlactation on Instagram
28 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
This Week In Breastfeeding - January 19, 2022
In the first episode of 2022, Jacqueline is giving a brief update on the latest breastfeeding research and guidance for COVID-19 and breastfeeding. Stay tuned for some incredible episodes & interviews planned for this year! Make sure to subscribe wherever you choose to listen to podcasts.LINKS: Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine COVID-19 resources: https://www.bfmed.org/covid-19-resource-page Lower risk of cardiovascular disease for breastfeeding mothers: https://www.ajc.com/pulse/study-shows-breastfeeding-linked-to-lower-heart-disease-stroke-risk/CGPOEFER6FASHJCAUFWT3KREBA/ COVID-19 hospital policies affecting breastfeeding rates: https://www.dovepress.com/does-covid-19-policy-affect-initiation-and-duration-of-exclusive-breas-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-RMHP New law against photographing breastfeeding mothers in UK: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-59982568https://www.ohmymag.co.uk/health/covid-breastfeeding-mums-milk-turns-green-after-testing-positive_art10492.html Green milk during active COVID-19 infection: https://www.ohmymag.co.uk/health/covid-breastfeeding-mums-milk-turns-green-after-testing-positive_art10492.html One mom's personal breastfeeding struggle: https://www.mamamia.com.au/breastfeeding-struggle/ Antibodies in milk from COVID-19 vaccination: https://www.biotechniques.com/immunology/benefit-of-breastmilk-covid-19-antibodies-pass-from-vaccinated-mothers-to-infants/ Department of Labor & Labcorp breastfeeding break protection: https://www.hrdive.com/news/labcorp-revises-lactation-policy-following-dol-investigation/616955/ Debi Yadegari podcast interview about working & pumping: https://www.holisticlactation.com/blog/25 Karlee Vincent podcast interview about working and pumping: https://www.holisticlactation.com/blog/59 My WebsiteFollow @holisticlactation on Instagram Advanced Lactation Formula Holistic Lactation makes organic herbal supplements for supporting healthy lactation.
74 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
#061: Breastfeeding Multiples with Lindsay Castiglione BS, IBCLC
In today's episode we have Lindsay Castiglione sharing her incredible perspective & knowledge with us about breastfeeding multiples. Although there has been great growth toward society supporting & normalizing breastfeeding, there is still a huge need for resources in the multiples community.There are a few areas of early lactation that are vital to success with multiples, but these areas are not often covered in-depth during traditional prenatal breastfeeding classes. We discuss how so many multiples born preterm or premature, so we need a solid focus on bringing in a milk supply even if our babies are not strong, effective nursers. Often this means completely bringing in a supply with a hospital grade pump, or if babies are older, letting them practice but immediately following with a short pumping session to stimulate supply.We talk about preterm babies (with 50% of twins born between 35-37w, triplets and even earlier) and the common issues like low blood sugar, jaundice, and constant fatigue common with this early birth. When not talked about enough prenatally, and when experienced immediately postpartum, these situations can feel like an enormous crisis. Instead, we can understand the causes, and be armed with a plan of how to manage without compromising supply in those early days. Lindsay also shares her fascinating story as a mom of 2 sets of twins. Through a lot of trials and tribulations she was able to breastfeed both sets! Lindsay now runs the Full Hearts Collaborative, teaching classes to parents expecting multiples, combined with her private practice specializing in NICU, Exclusive Pumping, and Multiples lactation care.LINKS: Mothering Multiples book Facebook group for the Mothering Multiples book: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motheringmultiplestoo Full Hearts Collaborative website: https://www.fullheartscollaborative.com Full Hearts Collaborative on Instagram Full Hearts Collaborative on Facebook
71 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
#060: How Nutrition Impacts Postpartum & Lactation Hormones w/ Alison Boden, RD
Today we're talking to Alison Boden about all things postpartum nutrition. What can you eat?? What should you avoid?? There are SO many misconceptions about diet in the postpartum period, and especially lactation. We usually hear a lot about diet during pregnancy, but there's more to postpartum nutrition than weight loss and food intolerances.Pregnancy, birth, and lactation can deplete us of nutrients, so it's our jobs to re-nourish ourselves to replace what's been lost. Nutrient deficiencies can lead to hormone changes and mood disorders. But a lot of other things go under the radar like night sweats, inability to handle stress, and much much more!Alison Boden is a registered dietitian specializing in women's health. She is the founder of Motherwell Nutrition (formerly Nourishing Radiance)--where she helps moms replenish their bodies, balance hormones and feel good again after kids. Also a mom to two young boys, she knows that feeding yourself well can be difficult after becoming a mother and offers techniques and strategies that work in the real world. In this episode, we discuss: Keto diet Weight loss Mom brain Hair loss Labs that should get checked for a nutrient panel Full iron panel—ferritin Zinc Omega 3 Thyroid Pregnancy spacing Dairy & gluten LINKS: Alison's website: https://www.nourishingradiance.com & https://www.motherwellnutrition.com Mother Recover: https://www.mother-recover.com Alison on IG: @Be.Motherwell Free guide for postpartum supplements: https://mother.nourishingradiance.com/new-mom-supplements Related podcast episodes: https://www.holisticlactation.com/blog/15 https://www.holisticlactation.com/blog/9 https://www.holisticlactation.com/blog/5 My Website
44 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
#059: Working, Traveling & Pumping with Karlee Vincent
Today we are joined by Karlee Vincent, founder of the Traveling Milk Truck. Karlee is a millennial mom who has co-managed technology company events for 100,000 attendees, while struggling to breastfeed in airplanes and hotels on the road. Her persistence led to new policies, including breast milk shipments sent across country to a mom’s home at company expense. She also helped to establish a mothers' room, a private space for nursing moms at every company conference. Her passionate for creating a community that changes our culture in a positive way for nursing moms is loud and clear in her interview.Karlee's book-in-progress is a guide to help moms create the best workplace situations for themselves and their babies. Karlee lives near San Francisco with her husband and daughters.In today's show we discuss: Finding allyship and cultivating kindness in the workplace while pumping Breastfeeding on the road and in airplanes Advocating for yourself as a breastfeeding parent Great breastfeeding gear for traveling moms LINKS: MilkStork website for shipping breastmilk home: https://www.milkstork.com/ Mamvava lactation rooms: https://www.mamava.com Karlee's website: www.travelingmilktruck.com Her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/travelingmilktruck Karlee on Instagram: www.instagram.com/travelingmilktruck My Website Buy the Advanced Lactation Formula Connect with me on Instagram & Facebook!
47 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
#058: Breastfeeding for Nourishment and Comfort with Hareem Sumbul
For World Breastfeeding Week 2021, Hareem from LactNation interviewed Jacqueline Kincer. We talked about all things breastfeeding and answered questions like:1. Breastmilk as a source of nourishment, let’s talk composition. How does varying composition keep up with the baby and does maternal diet have a role to play? 2. We first connected on baby wearing. What are the different ways baby wearing supports a breastfeeding mother and child? 3. What do you think about the comforting aspect of breastfeeding for the baby. Does that have a role to play? 4. What about the mother? Is the comfort a two way street? 5. Why is comforting so looked down at when we talk about raising small babies. 6. Does oral anatomy and a correct latch have a role to play in nourishment and comfort? LINKS: www.lactnation.org www.facebook.com/groups/lactnation Advanced Lactation Formula Holistic Lactation makes organic herbal supplements for supporting healthy lactation.
43 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
#057: This Week in Breastfeeding - Sep 29, 2021
In this new weekly series, Jacqueline Kincer is giving you a run-down of the latest and greatest news, announcements, celebrity gossip, and more--and it's all related to breastfeeding! If you want to know what the latest studies say, get reviews on the newest products, find out about policy changes, or anything else that's relevant to you as a breastfeeding mom or professional, then tune in every week to TWiB (This Week in Breastfeeding) on Breastfeeding Talk.In this episode, you'll hear: My thoughts on the latest news about Tylenol use during pregnancy Updates on early introduction of formula and food allergies Addressing some of the myths about the COVID-19 vaccines during lactation LINKS: https://www.contemporaryobgyn.net/view/skin-to-skin-contact-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicebroster/2021/09/27/coronavirus-antibodies-found-in-breast-milk-10-months-after-the-infection-according-to-new-research/?sh=1d304e58673e https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/929670 My WebsiteConnect with me on Instagram & Facebook! Advanced Lactation Formula Holistic Lactation makes organic herbal supplements for supporting healthy lactation.
69 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
#056: Mom Journey: A Speech Language Pathologist's Firsthand Experience with Ties w/ Karissa Splain
Speech-Language Pathologist and First-Time mom, Karissa Splain, tells us her story of how her professional experience and education didn't quite prepare her for the difficulties she encountered with breastfeeding her baby. Like so many, her baby had oral ties and Karissa tells her story from the viewpoint of a professional that treats oral dysfunction, as well as through her faith and own lens as a mother. You can find Karissa on Instagram at @SplainAndSimpleSpeechMy Website Buy the Advanced Lactation Formula Connect with me on Instagram & Facebook!
57 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
#055: Mom Journey: Working, Tongue Ties, and Breastmilk Storage with Lisa Myers
Lisa Myers is a working mom of 2 sharing with use her journey through breastfeeding. With her daughter she made it to six months of breastfeeding and supplementing with formula. Then with her son she found out he had a tongue tie and ended up getting it treated. Lisa also shares with us what it was like to return to work. From her experiences, she learned a lot about storing breastmilk and has now created a revolutionary product for storing breastmilk.Born in Canada, Lisa spent her childhood on a 200-acre hay and cattle farm outside Spokane, Washington, where she and her brother helped out with harvesting crops, caring for the animals and other seasonal work. Several years later, Lisa was all grown up and running political campaigns in New Jersey and serving as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia. Lisa got married, started a family and works for an international law firm. Like almost every mom Lisa knows, she found breastfeeding incredibly difficult for a million reasons. For her, these included working in a male-dominated sector, some long work days and travel away from her son. She soon realized she had no way to keep her milk safely stored without awkward walks down the office hall, juggling obvious bottles of breastmilk and pump parts. And she needed a new way to travel for work: A big ol’ cooler, bottles, and ice packs simply did not fit in her big bag already full of mediation binders, exhibits, a suit, computer, and...the pump. A typical work trip saw Lisa having to dispose of 13.5 ounces of precious breastmilk at the airport. Her market research turned up nothing that could meet a mom's basic travel, working, and pumping needs. She got down to work inventing a solution to solve the problem simply, elegantly, and affordably. She was soon able to file for a patent and begin working with an amazing team to make Ceres Chill available to any mom in search of a better way to achieve their breastfeeding goals while continuing to be a great professional success. LINKS: Dr. Townsend at Vanderbilt Ceres Chill website (use discount code Holistic 15) Ceres Chill on Instagram My Website Buy the Advanced Lactation Formula Connect with me on Instagram & Facebook! Advanced Lactation Formula Holistic Lactation makes organic herbal supplements for supporting healthy lactation.
54 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
#054: Why the Latch Matters (and How to Get a Great One)
The latch at the breast is one of the most foundation pieces to breastfeeding. Getting a good latch from the start, or correcting it when it's not good will be vital to you and your baby's breastfeeding success. The host, Jacqueline Kincer, IBCLC, discusses why a great latch is important and how to get one on today's show.In this episode, you'll hear: Common pitfalls when latching Why a good latch is important What happens when you don't get a good latch How to get the best latch What to do when this advice isn't working LINKS: My Website Buy the Advanced Lactation Formula Connect with me on Instagram & Facebook!
83 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
#053: Mom Journey - Untying Oral Tethers w/ Cassandra Thompson
Cassandra Thompson is the mother to Mari, a mom advocate, and creator of the Unbound Network. Cassandra is here today to share with us her non-medical perspective of ties as a mom who has experiences a lot of unnecessary obstacles to breastfeeding her child. Cassandra began sharing her journey with her daughter on Instagram just two months ago, but already she's putting into words so many of the struggles parents of children with tongue, lip and buccal ties face. We explore Mari's issues with ties from birth until her current age of 14 months. And the journey isn't over yet! Cassandra shares the emotional aspect, the practical challenges, the complexity of finding the right treatment, and so much more. Her story is her own, so it may not be what yours is or will be like. In this episode, you will hear: The most common issues with getting ties diagnosed and treated Why bodywork is important What to expect when your baby has ties Tips for navigating medical gaslighting LINKS: Cassandra's Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/theunboundnetwork/ My WebsiteBuy the Advanced Lactation FormulaConnect with me on Instagram & Facebook!
37 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
#052: Mom Journey - Breastmilk Donor to Breastmilk Recipient
On this episode, we invited Keira Chojnacki to share her breastfeeding journey with her four kiddos. She has been a breastmilk donor, and also a milk donation recipient. Her journey is very unique and diverse. Keira became a mom at 20 years old. Right after her first baby was born, the first latch was magical. She had a fairly easy breastfeeding journey with her son and was able to donate 400oz of milk when he son was just 3-4 months old.When her son was 1 year old, she decided to get a breast reduction and continued to give her son the stored breastmilk she had saved up after that. Two years later, Keira gave birth to her second son who ended up in the NICU for an entire month. She started out exclusively pumping and was able to make enough milk for him. She ultimately weaned at 3 months though because it was too difficult to maintain pumping with her two children and everything she had going on in her life. With her daughter, Keira really wanted to try breastfeeding again. This time around her baby wasn't getting enough milk and Keira could only pump about 1/2 ounce at a time. It was then that Keira decided to seek out donor milk and she was able to provide her daughter with donor breastmilk from the time she was 2 weeks old to 13 months! Keira is now a mom of 4, with her current son being 5 weeks old. Her priority is to enjoy her baby since she knows this is her last. She's learned to reset her expectations and is fine with breastfeeding, exclusive pumping, or donor milk. LINKS: Eats on Feeds Human Milk 4 Human Babies Connect with Keira on Instagram My WebsiteBuy the Advanced Lactation FormulaConnect with me on Instagram & Facebook!
50 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
#051: 24/7 Breastfeeding Support with Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC
Melanie Silverman, Chief Clinical Officer at Pacify, joins us today to discuss her background and the ways her company meets the needs of breastfeeding families. While not a replacement for in-person care, Pacify offers parents 24/7 support for breastfeeding questions and help. While Pacify is not a replacement for in-person care or working with complex issues like tongue tie, it augments breastfeeding medicine with its accessibility to families across the US.In this episode you'll hear: What Pacify does for new parents, all over the United States. Why Pacify sis o important to new parents--breastfeeding can be an amazing way that new parents can improve their own health and the health of their babies. The main issues we see among new parents — also address, that they feel alone (especially during COVID-19!) and are wondering whether they are doing this "breastfeeding thing" correctly! Breastfeeding can be an incredible equalizer. The vast majority of new parents struggle with the same questions about breastfeeding. Pacify hears from non-birthing partners, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and others who call in for help. We really need to listen first, rather than come in with our own agenda and provide care without judgement. Diversity among IBCLCs — why it matters and ways that to address it LINKS: Pacify website: https://www.pacify.com Pacify App (get 20% off with code holisticlactation) Pacify on Instagram Pacify on Twitter Melanie on LinkedIn My WebsiteBuy the Advanced Lactation FormulaConnect with me on Instagram & Facebook!Advanced Lactation Formula Holistic Lactation makes organic herbal supplements for supporting healthy lactation.
47 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
#050: Baby Formula: Is It Bad??
I get tons of questions about baby formula as a Lactation Consultant. There are SO many myths, beliefs, feelings, and miscommunications around this very sensitive topic. I don't believe in the formula vs. breastmilk debate and I will NOT participate in that dichotomy. It is unhealthy, neglects the needs of families, and fuels the "mommy wars" movement.What I am here to advocate is that formula is used safely, without fear, and that it isn't seen as an enemy to breastfeeding.My WebsiteBuy the Advanced Lactation FormulaConnect with me on Instagram & Facebook!
63 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
#049: Demystifying Babywearing with Karla Castro
As a former babywearing mom myself (insert sad face that my kids are growing up!), I just had to bring a babywearing expert on the show to discuss safe babywearing, babywearing benefits, and nursing while babywearing. Karla Castro is a Trained CBWS Babywearing Educator & Consultant and came on the show to teach us all the things about babywearing! From it's history, it's many meanings, and reframing the conversation around it. I honestly cannot do this episode justice in the show notes--just go listen! LINKS: You can find Karla on IG at: https://www.instagram.com/thebabywearingclub You can also download her free guide on choosing the perfect carrier here: https://bit.ly/PerfectCarrier-FREEGuide My WebsiteConnect with me on Instagram & Facebook!
35 minutes | May 12, 2021
#048: Breastfeeding Advice from Fellow Moms
In today's episode, Jacqueline is sharing the advice fellow breastfeeding moms gave on a recent Instagram post asking, "If you could tell fellow breastfeeding moms one thing, what would it be?" The answers were impressive, wise, deep, and comforting. Listen in to hear what other moms have learned on their own breastfeeding journeys. Their message of support is needed!LINKS: Link to Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/COnoEefgJbH/ Our new Advanced Lactation Formula My WebsiteConnect with me on Instagram & Facebook!
58 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 47: Pediatric Wellness & Tongue Ties with Dr. Pejman Katiraei
Families call him Dr. K., and on today's episode we have Dr. Pejman Katiraei to talk about a holistic approach to pediatrics with a focus on tongue ties. Specifically, we're discussing the domino effect they cause later in life--including failure to thrive, oral aversions/extreme picky eaters, sleep apnea, development of palate, and even what looks like ADHD and anxiety. Dr. K graduated from his residency in 2006. From 2004-2005 he realized there has to be more to the story than what he was trained to do. He was fortunate to see a lot of complex cases, great training, but saw things that didn’t add up. One particular case was an 8-10 year old boy who had horrible colitis. Steroids didn’t work and doctors wanted to remove colon. Ultimately he knew there was more to the story than a major surgery. Dr. K is an integrative pediatrician, with a focus on severe behavioral issues in children. He works with more than just diet, the gut, and supplements because his clinical experience has taught him that only 25% of kids got better with that approach. He was really awoken to what happens in the mouth 4 years ago. Digestion begins in the mouth—chewing, breaking it down, swallow begins there. If you don’t know how to chew your food, how does the rest of digestion work? It’s not meant to work with unchewed food. The pancreas’ job isn’t to chew food—it’s to take already broken down food and further unpack that. Tongue tied children cannot chew food well (rotary chewing is lacking). Can the child take a chunk of steak and chew it? If not, they have a “broken eating mechanism”. If eating is difficult or something isn’t happening properly, your brain learns those foods are dangerous. Then you have a picky eater. Poor digestion and food intake means a lack of micronutrients, lack of fiber, changes in gut microbiome, lack of diversity. The immune system then becomes activated to these foods because they’re not more digested by the time they hit the gut. This ultimately causes a phenomenon known as “sickness behavior”—this is the brain’s response to immune activation—brain fogginess, feeling “sick”. Once these kids are labelled with ADD, AHHD, depression, or anxiety, they lose their self-esteem and feel like they cannot function normally. When parents know what to look for, it will become clear as day: difficulty breastfeeding, sometimes shows up later once letdown calms something is off early on solid foods, from 12-24 months old other issues crop up—spitting out certain textures, higher density foods create struggles 3-4 years old become very picky eaters, very established food preferences—soft foods that barely require chewing colic/reflux—swallowing air, gassy—tissue pulling on esophageal sphincter causing reflux difficult to put to sleep speech problems We shouldn’t approach this from fear or “doom and gloom”—tongue tie isn’t a damning diagnosis. How you approach this depends on how preventive you want to be. Tongue tie procedures are a surgery—risk/cost benefit. What is it worth to prevent these issues? We must honor where the parents are at and supporting their choices and needs. Lastly, the tongue helps us breathe—it pushes the palate and teeth out. Choking, gagging, snoring can all be related issues, and later in life we see sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome. LINKS: Families can find Dr. K on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholistickids You can also visit him at www.wholistickids.com My WebsiteConnect with me on Instagram & Facebook!
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