Katie The Traveling Lactation Consultant

Ep 71 Jenae Ciuffreda, Oral Posture

April 23, 2024 Katie
Katie The Traveling Lactation Consultant
Ep 71 Jenae Ciuffreda, Oral Posture
Show Notes

Katie Oshita sees tongue-tied babies and discusses oral function for infants. But what happens if not treated, or if full oral function is not achieved? Jenae Ciuffreda sees kids and adults with oral ties and other oral function dysfunction. In this episode, Katie and Jenae discuss expansion, nasal breathing, and airway health. If you have questions about kids and adults who weren't released as babies, this is a great episode to hear about some options for them.

Podcast Guest: Jenae Ciuffreda BS, RDH, CBBA, CSOM is a Certified Specialist in Orofascial Myology and a Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst/Therapist practicing in North San Diego County.  Jenae sees both children and adults with orofasial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust, low tongue posture, weak lip seal, open mouth posture, mouth breathing).  Jenae is trained as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist and Breathing Behavior Analyst/Therapistunder the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Myology (IAOM).  Jenae has attended over 15 certification courses in restorative breathing, orofacial myofunctional therapy, airway and facial growth and development, TMD, sleep, and tethered oral tissues (frenectomy) in order to provide the absolute best solutions and care for her patients.  Jenae develops customized programs for her patients to achieve maximum results.  Jenae is extremely passionate about helping her patients succeed and achieve results that are life changing.

Jenae was born and raised in Southern California.  She has her BS and RDH through Loma Linda University.  She graduated with honors and was awarded clinical practitioner of the dental hygiene program by her instructors and the dean of the school of dentistry.  Jenae resides in Escondido, CA with her husband and two children.  They love getting out in sunny San Diego and exploring all that it has to offer.

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 katie@cuddlesandmilk.com or www.cuddlesandmilk.com