Tongue-tie is largely the undiagnosed bane of breastfeeding. Parents need to know more about it, but the information available can be very confusing. In this interview entitled
Breastfeeding and Tongue-tie: An Evolving Dialogue and the Impact on Parental Decision-Making,
I speak with Jennifer Tow BFA, MA, IBCLC, RLC, OMT.
Jennifer has practiced holistic lactation and guided parents in raising their children holistically for over 25 years. A fascination with the physiology of wellness has led her on a 30-year journey exploring the influences on infant well-being that come to define long-term human well-being. She has come to focus her interest in the areas of epigenetics and the microbiome, gut-brain health, airway function and oral functional competency, exploring the profoundly far-reaching implications of this work for breastfeeding dyads.
While residing between the USA & France, Jennifer established an international client base and now sees most of her clients on-line, specializing in helping dyads with complex breastfeeding issues. 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, 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. After a decade in development, she now 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 is 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, 1992 and 1998 and a granddaughter born at home in 2009. Contact: iparentLLC@aol.com or http://holisticibclc.blogspot.com/