Telehealth is all the rage now since Covid, but there are practitioners who have been using telehealth for much longer. Jennifer Tow, BFS, MA, IBCLC, LMT, CSOM has been seeing clients across the globe for more than a decade, using video visits as a way to bring expert care to families anywhere. Jennifer is also the creator of the IBCLC Master Class, taught in a team with other providers. Jennifers knowledge goes way beyond lactation, but understands and supports a state of wellness for parents and their babies. Katie Oshita and Jennifer discuss how the current state of hyperawareness on oral function is actually harming families, causing them to lose the breastfeeding relationship in favor of oral function. Listen in as this and much more is discussed.
Podcast guest: Jennifer Tow, BFA, MA, IBCLC, LMT, CSOM 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 health that come to define long-term human well-being. Her interests are focused 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 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. 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: IBCLCMasterClass@gmail.com or online at holisticibclc.blogspot.com
Podcast host: Katie Oshita, RN, BSN, IBCLC has over 22 years of experience working in Maternal-Infant Medicine. Katie is a telehealth lactation consultant believing that clients anywhere in the world deserve the best care possible for their needs. Being an expert on TOTs, Katie helps families everywhere navigate breastfeeding struggles, especially when related to tongue tie or low supply. Katie is also passionate about finding the root cause of symptoms, using Functional Medicine practices to help client not just survive, but truly thrive. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cuddlesandmilk.com