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Episode 55: Mom Journey - Working, Tongue Ties, and Breastmilk Storage w/ 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...

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Episode 54: Why the Latch Matters (and How to Get a Great One)

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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

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Episode 53: Mom Journey - Untying Oral Tethers w/ Cassandra Thompson

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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

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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...

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Episode 39: What to Expect from Your Lactation Consultant

 

In today's episode, Jacqueline answers a listener question: "Hey Jacqueline, would you consider doing a podcast on what working with an IBCLC should look like? I hear from so many moms that have a breastfeeding issue like low supply or nursing strike. They have tried ‘everything’ under the sun and hired an IBCLC or LC too, but their issue just doesn’t improve. And now their back to hacking it alone or stopping all together. What is reasonable to expect from an IBCLC and what should they do if they can’t solve your issue? It would be really cool if a standard of care existed (even if it’s just one IBCLC’s opinion) so people could evaluate the care they have received."

In this episode you'll hear:

  • The standard of care Jacqueline uses and teaches
  • How to know whether or not you're getting great care from your IBCLC
  • Questions to ask when interviewing a lactation consultant
  • What to expect when working through breastfeeding challenges

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Episode 33: Airway-Focused Breastfeeding with Dr. Sam Zink

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Dr. Sam Zink is today's guest on Breastfeeding Talk. He's a general dentist and the owner of Zink Dental in Boise, ID where he practices Airway Dental Medicine.They provide integrative treatment to infants and adults to support and enhance the airway. Sam is sharing this incredible expertise with us on the topic of airway and breathing and how it relates to functional breastfeeding. We also explore the implications these complex issues can have throughout the lifespan.

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Why most parents struggle to get proper diagnosis and treatment for their children
  • What optimal airway structure and function looks like
  • How dentistry can correct these airway issues
  • The importance of proper breathing for breastfeeding and development

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Episode 31: Why You Need Acupuncture In Your Life with Kiya Hunter, L.Ac.

 

This interview with Kiya Hunter is one of my favorites, and you'll quickly hear why! Kiya Hunter is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in Scottsdale, AZ. Her mission is to help women work with their body's amazing healing abilities and help them embrace a joyful life. We dive into what acupuncture is and how it can help you as a breastfeeding mom (and your baby too!).

If you've ever wondered what acupuncture or Chinese medicine really is and if it works, this episode is for you! Spoiler alert: YES it really works and for so many more things that you probably think!

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Episode 27: Pacifiers, Cups, Sippy Cups & Starting Solids....oh my!

 

There are many baby products that are damaging to an infant's oral development. In today's episode we have Kimi Nishimoto, online myofunctional therapist, as well as Megan Van Noy, online myofunctional therapist to discuss the many products out there. This amazing duo are the hosts of the Munch Bunch Myo Podcast where they talk about myofunctional disorders, airway issues, sleep disordered breathing treatment, swallow correction, and tongue ties. We give you some amazing resources and product reviews that you don't want to miss!

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • How are straws helpful?
  • Dangers of food pouches
  • Why sippy cups are bad
  • Tips for starting solid foods
  • How ties affect oral function in children beyond breastfeeding

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Episode 26: The Role of the Tongue in Breastfeeding & Development with Dr. Daniel Lopez

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In today's episode, we're welcoming Dr. Daniel Lopez to the show!! Daniel Lopez, D.O. is a board certified osteopathic manipulative treatment and regenerative medicine specialist that practices at Osteopathic Integrative Medicine in Lakewood, Colorado. He is a graduate of Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been studying how tongue, especially when tethered, affects the whole body anatomically and in overall health for over 6 years.

We are talking about the whole-body connection of the tongue and it's movements, and the effect it has on growth and development for our babies (and into adulthood!). It's an in-depth conversation that will be enlightening to any parent and professional alike!

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Episode 12: Why Babies Need Bodywork with Dr. Giselle Tadros

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In this episode, we are welcoming the incredible Dr. Giselle Tadros (Dr. Gigi) who is a tongue tie oral motor specialist, body worker and baby development expert. We're talking about tongue ties and how they affect not only the ability to eat, but how they also can impact a baby's development, temperament or sleep!

If you enjoy this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me @holisticlactation

I've got a special gift for all my listeners and it's 38 powerful breastfeeding affirmations to support you on your breastfeeding journey, so go get that free audio now at http://holisticlactation.com/mantras

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Dr. Gigi's Website: inhomepediatricpt.com
Dr. Gigi's Instagram pages: http://instagram.com/milkmatterspt & http://instagram.com/inhomepediatricpt
Dr. Gigi's Facebook pages: http://facebook.com/milkmatterspt & ...

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