Tuesday, July 29, 2014

30 CERPS IN 30 DAYS: SUMMER CERPS by WEBINAR! Emerging Topics in Lactation Series.

Take up to 30 CERPS IN 30 DAYS: SUMMER CERPS by WEBINAR! Emerging Topics in Lactation Series. All recorded and available now.

Don't just fill in your missing CERPs--make them count with cutting edge information from brilliant and forward-thinking speakers on: Epigenetics. Gut Function. Methylation. Airway Function. Myofunctional Disorders. Tongue-tie. Nutrition. Vitamin D. Posture. Bodywork. Birth Practices. These webinars may well change the way you think and the way you practice as they have for many others!

Register NOW!!! Take as few as 1.5LCERPs or as many as 30LCERPS--as many as you need.
 

 NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2014
Take as many as 30.0 LCERPs this Summer or choose individual webinars from the EMERGING TOPICS IN LACTATION and the TONGUE-TIE 2 day webinars.

FIIRST TWENTY REGISTRANTS: $477. (link below)

The following webinars are included.

The Co-evolution of Humans and Microbiotia: Epigenetic Implications for Breastfeeding, Jennifer Tow, IBCLC
Heal the Mother, Heal the Baby: Microbes, Gut Health, the Enteric Nervous System & Breastfeeding, Jennifer Tow, IBCLC
Epigenetics & Maternal Gut Health: Implications for the Midline, Oral Structure,Tongue-tie and Airway Development (2 parts) Jennifer Tow, IBCLC
An Integrative Approach to Tongue-tie, Lip-tie & Breastfeeding: the Interdependent Roles of the Lactation Consultant, Surgeon & Bodyworker—presented in 2 parts Jennifer Tow, IBCLC in collaboration with Larry Kotlow, DDS
Tongue Posture: An Evolutionary Perspective, Kevin Boyd, DDS
Ontogenesis, Occlusion, Motor Patterns: A Whole Body Perspective to Breastfeeding, Mat Boule, DO, Posturologist
The History, Politics and Practice of the Lactogenic Diet, Hilary Jacobson, CH.HU.SI., C.HT.
Methylation, Tongue-tie and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Ben Lynch, ND
The Role of Bodywork in the Treatment of the Breastfed Baby, Including Treatment as Part of an Integrative Approach to Support the Tongue-tied Baby, Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP
Nutrition for Breastfeeding: Eating for a Healthy and Happy Baby, Paul Jaminet, PhD
The Impact of Birth on Breastfeeding, Sarah Buckley, MD
Making Breast Milk the Best Milk With a Rich and Balanced Supply of Fat-Soluble Vitamins, Chris Masterjohn, PhD
A New Wellness Paradigm for Comprehensive Care of the Breastfeeding Infant that Supports Normalizing Oral Function Beginning in Infancy & Throughout the Lifetime
Part One: An Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist
Part Two: Observation Skills for Assessment of Myofunctional Disorders in the Breastfed Infant (including tongue-tie) with Strategies for Normalizing Function, Michale C Fetzik, BSN, OMT, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Craniofacial Origins of Optimal Sleep & Breathing, Steven Park, MD
Breastfeeding & the Airway: Development, Function and Recovery, Jennifer Tow, IBCLC & Lenny Kundel, DDS

SUMMER PRICING:
FIIRST TWENTY REGISTRANTS: $477. Use this link:
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REGULAR PRICING: $517. Use think link:
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Individual Webinars: $37 (1.5 LCERPs),
The Co-evolution of Humans and Microbiotia: Epigenetic Implications for Breastfeeding. Jennifer Tow, IBCLC, RLC
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Tongue Posture: An Evolutionary Perspective, Kevin Boyd, DDS
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Ontogenesis, Occlusion, Motor Patterns: A Whole Body Perspective to Breastfeeding, Mat Boule, DO, Posturologist
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The History, Politics and Practice of the Lactogenic Diet, Hilary Jacobson, CH.HU.SI., C.HT.
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Methylation, Tongue-tie and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Ben Lynch, ND
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The Role of Bodywork in the
Treatment of the Breastfed Baby, Including Treatment as Part of an Integrative Approach to Support the Tongue-tied Baby, Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP
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Nutrition for Breastfeeding: Eating for a Healthy and Happy Baby, Paul Jaminet, PhD
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The Impact of Birth on Breastfeeding, Sarah Buckley, MD
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Fat Soluble Vitamins and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Chris Masterjohn
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Craniofacial Origins of Optimal Sleep & Breathing, Steven Park, MD
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Except as noted below:
Breastfeeding: the Interdependent Roles of the Lactation Consultant, Surgeon & Bodyworker—presented in 2 parts Jennifer Tow, IBCLC in collaboration with Larry Kotlow, DDS: $145

A New Wellness Paradigm for Comprehensive Care of the Breastfeeding Infant that Supports Normalizing Oral Function Beginning in Infancy & Throughout the Lifetime
Part One: An Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist
Part Two: Observation Skills for Assessment of Myofunctional Disorders in the Breastfed Infant (including tongue-tie) with Strategies for Normalizing Function, Michale C Fetzik, BSN, OMT, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist: $57 (both sessions)
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WEBINARS are all recorded for view at your leisure (they may not be downloaded) and are available through August 31, 2014.

Descriptions:
http://holisticibclc.blogspot.com/

And as always, I will offer a discount to those who register early. FIIRST TWENTY REGISTRANTS: $477.

COMMENTS FOR ATTENDEES:

"16 pages of notes. And I should have taken more!"

"Overflowing with both information and practical application, this workshop manages to pull together the macrocosm and the microcosm - the global significance of what's going on with our environment and culture, and how it is reflected in the breastfeeding dyad. This presentation is packed with one revelation after the other. Jennifer's material is profound, insightful, and accessible; any time you are able to spend with this brilliant thinker is worth liquid gold. If every lactation consultant were able to take this workshop, we would truly be on our way to transforming the world through our profession."

"Just want everyone to know about this! Thank you both for presenting."

"This subject needs to be part of pediatric training curriculum as well as IBCLC's!"

"Great info, not easily found or heard about!"

"Joy is a pioneer in the modern era of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She is an eagle eye for the evolutionary and anthropological changes that have occurred in her career. Please take advantage of her wealth of knowledge and her deep experiences."

"I had no idea how synergistically fat soluble vitamins functioned. Fascinating. I always glean information from your webinars, Jennifer, that I not only can use with my clients, but also with my family. Thank you."

"Kevin's lecture was worth the whole fee. Ben's lecture was worth the whole fee."

"Wonderful information - well put together, definitely want to listen to the recording again! "

"Thank you Dr. Ben Lynch! You are A True trailblazer who is keeping up with the evolutionary curve. The information in this presentation is invaluable on so many levels."

"..'brilliant' - I was left rather speechless. Beautifully presented talk that realising how little I know about anatomy and function. The videos and accompanying commentary were illuminating and easy to follow. The comments on listening to the baby's cry and distinguishing between terror and the baby talking, were really interesting, and could be applied to other situations as well."

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Emerging Topics in Lactation: Theory into Practice, a 6-Week Webinar Series

I have been invited by Midwife Jennifer Rush of Circle of Life in VT, USA to offer a 6-week WEBINAR series for midwives and midwifery students (although all of the webinars were originally presented to IBCLCs and other breastfeeding supporters, physicians, doctors and birth supporters) entitled Emerging Topics in Lactation: Theory into Practice. I have provided them a group rate and am offering you the opportunity to be included. The series begins Friday May 2nd 4-10pm EST and runs each Friday thereafter for 6 weeks (ALL WEBINARS ARE AVAILABLE RECORDED FOR VIEWING AS WELL).
I have put together some of my presentations along with some brilliant presentations I have hosted from numerous other speakers. The series merges compelling new ideas in epigenetics, nutrition, the microbiome, structure and function and airway with practical applications to support the breastfeeding dyad. These webinars tap some of the most innovative thinkers from the fields of lactation, anthropology, nutrigenomics, posturology, airway dentistry, chiropractic and more to present compelling new concepts, science and research that deepens our understanding of the physiology, neurology and biochemistry of the breastfeeding relationship. The first key message is the role that birth and breastfeeding supporters have in protecting the physiologic norm through knowledge, advocacy, excellent basic skills and a thorough understanding of appropriate referral guidelines and resources. The second is that we are vastly underselling breastfeeding in that we have, to date, failed to comprehend its true imperative. When viewed though this new lens, breastfeeding's primacy becomes clear an compelling.

This course is for anyone who works with babies, birthing families or who wants to expand their knowledge base on emerging health topics. The group rate offers 35.5 hours of lectures for only $600 when paid in full by April 19, 2014. Payment plans are also available. You will not get this spectrum of in-depth, cutting edge information anywhere else. We will also have Skype Q&As with Jennifer Tow to address each of the webinar threads: epigenetics & nutrition, structure & function and clinical skills.
 


Here is a list of the webinars in this series:
The following are presented by me:
Keeping the Bond, Supporting Infant Competency & the Physiologic Norm
Breastfeeding: Yellow Flags/Red Flags
The Co-evolution of Humans and Microbiotia: Epigenetic Implications for Breastfeeding.
The Microbiome: Cultivating the Inner Terrain
Heal the Mother, Heal the Baby
Protecting the Microbiome: Holistc Practices to Support the Breastfeeding Dyad
Epigenetics & Maternal Gut Health: Implications for the Midline, Oral Structure,Tongue-tie and Airway Development
An Integrative Approach to Tongue-tie, Lip-tie & Breastfeeding: the Interdependent Roles of the Lactation Consultant, Surgeon & Bodyworker—presented in 2 parts in collaboration with Larry Kotlow, DDS

Presented by other speakers:
Tongue Posture: An Evolutionary Perspective, Kevin Boyd, DDS
Ontogenesis, Occlusion, Motor Patterns: A Whole Body Perspective to Breastfeeding, Mat Boule, DO, Posturologist
The History, Politics and Practice of the Lactogenic Diet, Hilary Jacobson, CH.HU.SI., C.HT.
Methylation, Tongue-tie and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Ben Lynch, ND
The Role of Bodywork in the
Treatment of the Breastfed Baby, Including Treatment as Part of an Integrative Approach to Support the Tongue-tied Baby, Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP
Overcoming the Complex Challenges of Breastfeeding a Baby with a Cleft Lip or Palate, Alice Farrow
Nutrition for Breastfeeding: Eating for a Healthy and Happy Baby, Paul Jaminet, PhD
The Impact of Birth on Breastfeeding, Sarah Buckley, MD
Making Breast Milk the Best Milk With a Rich and Balanced Supply of Fat-Soluble Vitamins, Chris Masterjohn, PhD
A New Wellness Paradigm for Comprehensive Care of the Breastfeeding Infant that Supports Normalizing Oral Function Beginning in Infancy & Throughout the Lifetime
Part One: An Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist
Part Two: Observation Skills for Assessment of Myofunctional Disorders in the Breastfed Infant (including tongue-tie) with Strategies for Normalizing Function, Michale C Fetzik, BSN, OMT, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Craniofacial Origins of Optimal Sleep & Breathing, Steven Park, MD. 


Circle of Life students will be viewing the presentation together. Anyone local is free to join them, however you have access to the webinars for 3 months from the date of the first class, so you can view the webinars on your own timeline. Classes in VT (and webinar availability) begin Friday May 2nd 4-10pm EST and each Friday thereafter for 6 weeks. Class size is limited, please register and make your payment in full now later than April 19th.

Pay in full by April 19, $600
Payment Plans initiated by April 19:
Option 1: $250 deposit, 3 monthly payments of $150 each, $700
Option 2: 6 installments: $125 each. $750. 

Please use the PayPal payment buttons to the left to register.
For all other questions/comments/concerns please email intuitiveparentingnetwork@gmail.com

 Some comments from attendees:
"This series has done so much to help me expand my understanding of the many things that can impact lactation and the breastfeeding dyad. I hope more and more lactation professionals and pediatric medical providers will embrace holistic education as it relates to breastfeeding. This course has been well worth the cost."


"..totally mind blowing."

"16 pages of notes. And I should have taken more!"

"Overflowing with both information and practical application, this workshop manages to pull together the macrocosm and the microcosm - the global significance of what's going on with our environment and culture, and how it is reflected in the breastfeeding dyad. This presentation is packed with one revelation after the other. Jennifer's material is profound, insightful, and accessible; any time you are able to spend with this brilliant thinker is worth liquid gold. If every lactation consultant were able to take this workshop, we would truly be on our way to transforming the world through our profession."

"Just want everyone to know about this! Thank you both for presenting."

 "This subject needs to be part of pediatric training curriculum as well as IBCLC's!"


"Great info, not easily found or heard about!"


"Joy is a pioneer in the modern era of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She is an eagle eye for the evolutionary and anthropological changes that have occurred in her career. Please take advantage of her wealth of knowledge and her deep experiences."


 "I had no idea how synergistically fat soluble vitamins functioned. Fascinating. I always glean information from your webinars, Jennifer, that I not only can use with my clients, but also with my family. Thank you."


"Kevin's lecture was worth the whole fee. Ben's lecture was worth the whole fee."

"Wonderful information - well put together, definitely want to listen to the recording again! "

"Thank you Dr. Ben Lynch! You are A True trailblazer who is keeping up with the evolutionary curve. The information in this presentation is invaluable on so many levels." 

"..'brilliant' - I was left rather speechless. Beautifully presented talk that realising how little I know about anatomy and function. The videos and accompanying commentary were illuminating and easy to follow. The comments on listening to the baby's cry and distinguishing between terror and the baby talking, were really interesting, and could be applied to other situations as well."

"Alice Farrow's presentation should be mandatory education for everyone working with babies affected by cleft lip and palate as well as their parents. I really appreciate all the personal insight Alice provides and her attention to obstacles parents might face."


Monday, March 10, 2014

Tongue-tie CLIPS.

As the vast majority of my clients globally contact me for assistance with complex feeding issues commonly associated with gut healing or tongue-tie (or both), I thought it might be helpful to begin a new series here entitled Tongue-tie CLIPs, addressing tongue-tie facts, myths and other information. I will post as topics come up within my practice, on social media or among my colleagues.
Photos©2014, Jennifer Tow, IBCLC

1. The myth that adequate weight gain rules out tongue-tie or lip-tie.

Often mothers of tongue-tied babies will be falsely reassured that their babies' adequate or even rapid growth and perhaps even sufficient diaper output will either rule out a tongue-tie or lip tie or rule out the need for revision even when ties are known to be present and other symptoms exist. Often such reassurances are associated with an abundant milk supply, leading the mother to presume her problem lies elsewhere. Unfortunately, these babies may be just as much at risk over the long-term as slow-gaining babies. An assumption that a tie is irrelevant is especially likely when the mother also reports no pain at breast, even though it may be just as common for tongue-tied babies to feed passively, causing no pain, as it is for them to feed aggressively, causing blanching, compression stripes or pain. Mothers will be misled into thinking all is well while their babies slowly begin to drop off their growth curves and milk supply is lost.

Unfortunately, in these cases unskilled providers will tend to neglect an assessment of oral structure and function altogether or will dismiss ties as irrelevant. It is not normal for babies to present with a pattern of sputtering, choking, gagging, vomiting, clicking, spilling milk, refluxing or arching at breast, no matter how well they are growing. Such a pattern is an indication of a baby under stress, often due to untreated ties, although structural misalignment due to birth trauma or intra-uterine lay may also be implicated and should be ruled out or treated with bodywork.

In fact, IBCLCs skilled in tongue-tie assessment have noted for some time that apparent oversupply and/or OAMER (over-active milk ejection reflex) often coincides with tongue-tie. While this oversupply can allow babies to gain weight on passive feeding, sometimes even quite robustly for a significant period of time, the risk that mothers and caregivers will be diverted away from treatment of ties towards efforts to reduce supply is a serious concern. Babies who grow rapidly on an oversupply or rapid MER (milk ejection reflex) are typically not emptying the breast efficiently and may trigger a non-physiologic down-regulation of milk supply that often means unexpected poor growth by 3-4 months. These are often the mothers who report "my milk just dried up" and have no idea why they went from such abundance to struggling to feed their babies.

Sometimes mothers find temporary relief in the down-regulation of their supplies as they may have been experiencing frequent plugged ducts, bouts of mastitis or even abscesses associated with oversupply. Many mothers have been instructed to intentionally reduce supply by drinking teas such as sage or peppermint or taking medications such as Sudafed. The instruction to “block-feed” is very commonly offered by IBCLCs, doctors and other mothers (feeding on only one breast at a time for a block of time such as 4, 6 even 12 hours to reduce supply) as the solution to oversupply and its associated maternal and infant discomfort.

Once supply is reduced in these cases, babies will often become fussy or even angry at breast and either drop weight or drop off their growth curves. Stooling often becomes infrequent. Restoring supply can be very challenging once this happens as the problem usually goes undetected for weeks or months, commonly playing out in the 2-4 month period where babies are not likely to have weight checks and when other developmental milestones such as teething can be blamed for the infant’s change in behavior.

It is also important to note that many mothers whose babies struggle at breast with symptoms commonly associated with oversupply do not actually have an oversupply at all. Often these babies exhibit no symptoms associated with oversupply as soon as their ties are revised, indicating that an ability to coordinate the suck-swallow-breath synchrony was the issue, not milk supply at all.

It is very important that IBCLCs become adept at assessing tongue-tie in all of its presentations, not only the most obvious. While the basics of latch and normal infant behaviour should always be addressed first and foremost, it takes very little time to accurately assess for tongue-tie and lip-tie while delaying treatment only increases the risk of premature weaning and a possible life-time of negative long-term consequences. A combination of feeding assessment, oral structural and functional assessment and taking time to hear the mother’s “story” and her feelings is necessary for a thorough assessment of any feeding problem, including tongue-tie and lip-tie.

Jennifer Tow, IBCLC, RLC is a founding member of IATP (the International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals) and consults globally with families via Skype. 

WEBINARS for professionals to learn more about tongue-tie:

Optimizing Human Potential Through Normalizing Infant Feeding: An Integrative Approach to Tongue-tie, Lip-tie & Breastfeeding: the Interdependent Roles of the Lactation Consultant, Surgeon & Bodyworker—presented in 2 parts in collaboration with Larry Kotlow, DDS, 6.5 bours, $145,
EMERGING TOPICS IN BREASTFEEDING: THINKERS ON THE LEADING EDGE: STRUCTURE/FUNCTION/TT PACKAGE (9 webinars): $217

Sunday, December 15, 2013



WEBINAR: Gut Health and Healing for Breastfeeding (and ALL!) Families


January 19, 2014, 12pm EST-2:30pmEST

PRICE: $70US per person

SPECIAL GROUP PRICING:
Register with a friend, pay $130 ($65 per person), Register with 3 friends, pay $240 ($60 per person), Register with 5 friends, pay $330 ($55 per person) One payment must be made for each group. Email intuitiveparentingnetwork@gmail.com for the Paypal payment link for your group.

Contact:
intuitiveparentingnetwork@gmail.com
Payment through Paypal to iParentLLC@aol.com or use the button on the left side of this page.

From previous presentations of this webinar:

"This presentation was incredible! Informative beyond my grandest expectations. I feel empowered to use the information immediately and am excited to get my family on track to being as healthy as we can be!"

"Unbelievable!!! I loved it. the class was PACKED full of vital, well-researched, well-explained information on holistic health, from pre-conception to child-birth, medicalization of birthing, pre and post-natal nutrition, breastfeeding, colicy babies, and more! The 3 hours flew by -- I could've easily listened all day. Thank you thank you Jennifer!"


Once you participate in a workshop, you have the option to request to be added to a closed FB group where attendees offer and receive ongoing support. 


COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:


basics of epiegenetics 

how and why the gut becomes compromised in mothers & children

nutritional approaches to support gut healing in mothers & children (and all family members)

additional strategies for supporting gut healing 


an introduction to the role of nutrition in supporting methylation especially in those with the MTHFR gene mutation

LIMITED SPACE so as to offer the opportunity to answer questions

You may register even if you cannot be present live, as the webinar is recorded and will be available for 2 weeks after the presentation.


THE PURPOSE OF THIS WORKSHOP is to help parents understand the significance of gut health and healing as the foundation of their child's well-being. Gut physiology and the basics of epigenetics, methylation and gut healing will be discussed. The course is designed to help parents of breastfeeding infants and toddlers take a more educated and holistic approach to addressing problems such as "colic", reflux, allergies, eczema, low milk supply, oversupply, etc.


Many parents find themselves confronted with the reality of infants and young children whose guts have been compromised during pregnancy or birth, infancy or early childhood as a result of the mother's leaky gut, birth interventions, exposure to artificial feeding, medications, allergens and/or environmental toxins. Indications or associated conditions in infancy include "colic", infrequent stooling, fussiness, "reflux" or GERD, high-need behaviours, tongue-tie, allergies, poor growth or failure to thrive, eczema and thrush and often include "behaviour problems" or "picky-eating" in older children. Maternal issues include: history of infertility, PCOS, over or undersupply, depression, chronic infection including plugged ducts or mastitis, allergy, asthma, chronic or frequent infections such as sinus or UTIs, digestive problems, migraines, fatigue, poor sleep, candida, skin conditions and other inflammatory conditions. Strategies to nourish and heal the gut are the focus of this educational webinar.


Jennifer Tow, BFA, IBCLC, OMT practices Holistic Lactation. She has been in private practice for 17 years, prior to which she designed and coordinated a hospital-based breastfeeding peer counselor program in Hartford. Jennifer relies upon her 25 years of passionate information-gathering, education and training in holistic practices to provide holistic lactation consulting, parent education and mentoring to the families she works with. She also provides workshops for families, individuals and health care providers on topics related to birth and attachment, infant feeding, epigenetics, tongue-tie and holistic practices.

Her areas of focus in infant feeding are healing infant trauma, the inter-dependent relationship between maternal gut health, hormones, milk supply and the well-being of the dyad, and the synergy of maternal-infant physiology, form and function, including tongue-tie. Having established a reputation for working with parents to resolve complex feeding problems, Jennifer now works with clients internationally, primarily through Skype. She integrates a myriad of holistic modalities, such as nutrition, herbs, home remedies and energy medicine in mentoring families who choose a deeper and more permanent approach to healing.

Jennifer is the mother of three children born at home in 1988, 1992 and 1998 and a granddaughter born at home in 2009.
YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH AUDIO TO PARTICIPATE--YOU DO NOT NEED SKYPE OR VIDEO --YOU DO NEED THE LATEST VERSION OF FLASH PLAYER AND A FREE WIZIQ STUDENT ACCOUNT from wiziq.com

PRIVATE SKYPE CONSULTS ARE AVAILABLE AS WELL

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Emerging Topics in Breastfeeding: Thinkers on the Leading Edge

EMERGING TOPICS IN BREASTFEEDING: THINKERS ON THE LEADING EDGE

FOUR WEBINARS bringing together some of the most innovative thinkers from the fields of lactation, anthropology, physiotherapy, SLP, nutrigenomics, posturology, dentistry, chiropractic, neurology and more to present compelling new concepts, science and research that deepens our understanding of the physiology, neurology and biochemistry of the breastfeeding relationship.

This program is presented over four days from November 18, 2013 through February 10, 2014. All Webinars are recorded and will be available for viewing if you cannot attend the live presentation. They are not available for download.


"I thought all the speakers were amazing. My brain cells were pulsating after each speaker, especially Mat Boule and Ben Lynch! Loved Motherfood, too! I liked how although each speaker had quite profound concepts to convey, they presented in a way that anyone could understand and apply then to their practice."

Attend the individual webinar days or attend the entire series. Individual webinars are $137, (Early Bird $117), all four webinars for $427.  See payment options below. 



DAY ONE: November 18, 2013
Breastfeeding on the Leading Edge: Connecting the Dots: Epigenetics, Gut Healing and Tongue-tie, Jennifer Tow, IBCLC, RLC, OMT
$137. Prior to November 10, $117

Program:
10am-11:30am The Co-evolution of Humans and Microbiotia: Epigenetic Implications for Breastfeeding.
11:30-noon Break
Noon-2pm Heal the Mother, Heal the Baby: Microbes, Gut Health, the Enteric Nervous System & Breastfeeding
2pm-2:30pm Break
2:30-4pm Epigenetics & Maternal Gut Health: Implications for the Midline, Oral Structure,Tongue-tie and Airway Development
4pm-4:30pm Break
4:30pm-6pm Epigenetics & Maternal Gut Health: Implications for the Midline, Oral Structure,Tongue-tie and Airway Development

From a previous presentation of this material:

"..totally mind blowing."

"16 pages of notes. And I should have taken more!"

"Overflowing with both information and practical application, this workshop manages to pull together the macrocosm and the microcosm - the global significance of what's going on with our environment and culture, and how it is reflected in the breastfeeding dyad. This presentation is packed with one revelation after the other. Jennifer's material is profound, insightful, and accessible; any time you are able to spend with this brilliant thinker is worth liquid gold. If every lactation consultant were able to take this workshop, we would truly be on our way to transforming the world through our profession."

DAY ONE is Approved for 6.5 L CERPS, Day Two has been approved for 6LCERPs , all others will be applied for as the speakers are finalized.

DAY TWO:
December 2 2013, $137, Early Bird Prior to Nov 17 $117
(all times are EST):
10am-11:30am Tongue Posture: An Evolutionary Perspective, Kevin Boyd, DDS
12-1:30pm Ontogenesis, Occlusion, Motor Patterns: A Whole Body Perspective to Breastfeeding, Mat Boule, DO, Posturologist
2-3:30pm The History, Politics and Practice of the Lactogenic Diet, Hilary Jacobson, CH.HU.SI., C.HT.
4-5:30pm Methylation, Tongue-tie and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Ben Lynch, ND

Tongue Posture: An Evolutionary Perspective, Kevin Boyd, DDS
Abstract:
Archaeological evidence indicates that modern-day humans (Homo sapiens) have been in their present anatomic form (Anatomically Modern Human-AMH) for at least 200,000 + years. Observations from pre-historic skeletal and fossil records reveal that H. sapiens has walked the planet for nearly their entire existence with well-aligned teeth and jaws. Even though soft tissues don’t get preserved within the fossil record, anthropologists can nonetheless, with a reasonable degree of scientific certainty, still infer brain sizes from the cranial volumes of fossilized skulls. So, given that the resting tongue should occupy the palatal vault in much the same manner as how the brain occupies the cranial vault, and, that well-aligned jaws and teeth are a symptom of healthy rest oral posture, it can also be inferred with a similar degree of certainty that AMH’s lived with well-postured tongues for hundreds of thousands of years.

In spite of the fact anthropologists have long reported that human craniofacial volume has been diminishing since the advent of agriculture in the Middle East some 10-12,000 years ago, there is no evidence to suggest that the currently prevalent narrowing of jaws and facial bones, with associated crowding and misalignment of teeth (malocclusion), appeared appreciably in humans until around the early/mid-17th Century. Since the early/mid-18th-Century malocclusion prevalence appears to have greatly increased and accelerated in Western Europe. Furthermore, consistent with these observations, there is very little evidence of malocclusion in contemporary indigenous societies that have little or no exposure to modern Western dietary habits.
A connection appears to exist between the prevalence of malocclusion and dietary feeding behaviors, especially during the first years of life. An ancestral pattern of infant and early childhood feeding (IECF), is typically characterized by exclusive and on-demand breast-feeding for at least 6 months, followed by continued on-demand breast-feeding and weaning (with fresh and minimally-processed foods) period into the 3rd year of life; evidence supports that this is the pattern practiced by AMH’s since their first appearance in the fossil record. The combined efforts of being suckled with breastmilk and chewing firmly textured weaning foods appears to provide protection against human malocclusion. Conversely, Modern IECF regimens typically comprised of cow milk-based commercial infant formulas and weaning with highly processed pureed baby foods, seem to be associated with malocclusion etiology.

Certain types of malocclusion are now shown to be associated with Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)/Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and often other associated systemic illnesses related to childhood obesity and/or impaired neurological development in children of all ages. Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (p-OSA) is a breathing disorder that has only recently been shown to negatively impact brain development in children. The disorder is positively linked to increasing prevalence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and other disruptive childhood behaviors; and, p-OSA is also now known to be closely associated with a child's inability to consistently sleep and breathe properly during infancy and/or early childhood. Healthy sleep was also likely vital to the survival and reproductive fitness of our ancestors in much the same manner as regular physical activity and ancestral-type feeding regimens were.

Conclusions
Highly prevalent malocclusion is a common finding among children raised in industrialized societies; malocclusion is a rare finding in the pre-Industrial skeletal and fossil records. Many children diagnosed with SDB/OSA have also been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and/or malocclusion. Changed dietary regimens and feeding behaviors during infancy/early childhood seem to have played a role in the observed increased prevalence of malocclusion since the Industrial Revolution. We suggest that ancestral-type IEC feeding regimens are essential for optimum development of the jaws, teeth, face and airway, thus, such regimens also seem to provide protection against development of p-OSA, ADD/ADHD, and childhood obesity.
An argument will be developed in this presentation to support the author’s hypothesis (currently being investigated in Chicago at Northeastern Illinois University, Dept. Anthropology and Lurie Children’s Hospital) that ancestral regimens of IECF confer significant health advantages to children when compared to modern IECF regimen, and that this is best explained by the ability of the former to confer a foundation for a lifetime of optimal rest oral tongue posture and associated nasal breathing….especially during sleep.

"Kevin's lecture was worth the whole fee. Ben's lecture was worth the whole fee."

Ontogenesis, Occlusion, Motor Patterns: A Whole Body Perspective to Breastfeeding, Mat Boule, DO, Posturologist:
This workshop is intended for lactation consultants interested in thinking outside of the mouth as they explore the links between ontogenesis and breastfeeding for optimal neuro motor development. Sensori motor development in humans in divided into 4 stages between the ages of 0-1 year of age. The senses feed movement and the mouth is located between the two main body parts that contribute to this development: the feet and the eyes.

"Wonderful information - well put together, definitely want to listen to the recording again! "

The History, Politics and Practices of the Lactogenic Diet, Hilary Jacobson, CH.HU.SI., C.HT.
A brief review of tribal people’s understanding of the medicinal effects of diet in the postpartum, including its effect on lactation.
A review of the perception of low supply mid-1800s based on the work of Charles Henry Felix Routh, author of “Infant Feeding and Its Influence on Life,” 1860, as well as records from his colleagues in the BMJ.
A review of the analysis of Ignaz von Bunge, professor of natural medicine, as pertains to Europe-wide surveys on low milk supply, and correlations to the work of Weston A. Price.
Understanding conflicting trends in nutritional guidelines and the bias against “lactogenic foods” especially in the latter half of the 20th century and today.
Understanding mechanisms of lactogenic foods and herbs, based on the work of Bingel and Farnsworth and others.
Understanding the larger dietary principles that support mothers regardless of their personal dietary preferences, so as to balance blood sugar, support hormonal balance, reduce inflammation, and support the immune system.

Methylation, Tongue-tie and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Ben Lynch, ND
In this presentation, Dr. Lynch, a naturopathic physician specializing in methylation defects, discusses potential genetic and environmental risk factors for tongue-tie, including the MTHFR mutation. A discussion of interventions pre-conception and during pregnancy that may reduce the risk of tongue-tie is also included.

"Thank you Dr. Ben Lynch! You are A True trailblazer who is keeping up with the evolutionary curve. The information in this presentation is invaluable on so many levels." 

Kevin Boyd is a board-certified pediatric dentist with over 20 years experience delivering outstanding dental healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with physical and/or mental disabilities, and other special needs. After graduating from Loyola University's Chicago College of Dentistry in 1986, he attended the University of Iowa for his advanced residency training in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Boyd also holds an advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University where he participated in research projects related to unhealthy eating and how it contributes to tooth decay, obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. His strong academic background in nutritional biochemistry has been instrumental in motivating the importance he places on nutrition as being a key component of each child's dental health plan. He has received specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and further advanced continuing education and clinical training by Gnathos, a prestigious institute of advanced education in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics for growing children. He is recognized as a leading clinician in the Chicago area for diagnosing and treating interferences to normal growth of the teeth, jaws and face.
http://www.dentistry4children.net/chicago-orthodontist-dr-boyd-dds

Mat Boulé is an osteopath, posturologist and educator. His main interest lies in how applied neurosciences contribute to human development and the optimization of the nervous system for improvements in the fields of biomechanics and cognition.
"Breastfeeding and learning disabilities: can there be a link?"
http://matboule.com/breastfeeding-and-learning-disabilities-can-there-be-a-link/

Hilary Jacobson, is a certified Swiss holistic lactation consultant and author of "Mother Food: A breastfeeding diet guide with lactogenic foods and herbs." Jacobson is a founding member of the non-profit MOBI Motherhood Intl, an online resource for mothers facing extreme breastfeeding challenges, especially low milk supply. She says that she researched "Mother Food" when she experienced persistent and severe low milk supply with each of her four children. "When I saw how 'lactogenic' foods and herbs helped me make more milk I began to study mother-food traditions from around the world.
   Women have always been aware of foods that help them breastfeed, and these same foods were the preferred diet in the postpartum. "The more I learned, the more strongly I felt about creating a resource that would encapsulate and preserve our mother-food heritage. Once passed down from mother to daughter, now this knowledge was in danger of being lost."
   Today, Hilary Jacobson lives in Oregon where she works as a writer, speaker, and nutritional mentor for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
http://www.mother-food.com/

Ben Lynch, received his Cellular and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards
nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents nationwide
on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work
at www.MTHFR.Net. Dr. Lynch is also the President & CEO of Seeking Health, Inc., a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion.  http://mthfr.net/

 DAY THREE:
February 10, 2014, $137, Early Bird Prior to Jan 14, 2014, $117
(all times are EST):
10am-11:30am, The Role of Bodywork in the
Treatment of the Breastfed Baby, Including Treatment as Part of an Integrative Approach to Support the Tongue-tied Baby, Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP
12-1:30pm Overcoming the Complex Challenges of Breastfeeding a Baby with a Cleft Lip or Palate, Alice Farrow
2-3:30pm, Nutrition for Breastfeeding: Eating for a Healthy and Happy Baby, Paul Jaminet, PhD
4-5:30pm The Impact of Birth on Breastfeeding, Sarah Buckley, MD


The Role of Bodywork in the Treatment of the Breastfed Baby, Including Treatment as Part of an Integrative Approach to Support the Tongue-tied Baby:
In this session, Sharon Vallone, a pediatric chiropractor specializing in neuromusculosketal issues that interfere with breastfeeding will assist us in learning the language of the bodyworker as well as present the lens by which a thorough biomechanical assessment is made. She will address the relationship between structure and function in the breastfeeding dyad, supporting the attendee in learning to make appropriate lactation assessments and referrals. Dr Vallone will utilize case presentations that outline specific biomechanical issues and address neonatal compensations associated with impaired function, paying special attention to the tongue-tied baby. This session will also offer some instruction to empower parents to support their infant’s progress.

...'brilliant' - I was left rather speechless. Beautifully presented talk that realising how little I know about anatomy and function. The videos and accompanying commentary were illuminating and easy to follow. The comments on listening to the baby's cry and distinguishing between terror and the baby talking, were really interesting, and could be applied to other situations as well.

Overcoming the Complex Challenges of Breastfeeding a Baby with a Cleft Lip or Palate, Alice Farrow
My talk will begin with a brief overview of the embryology of the cleft, the relative accuracy of cleft diagnosis, some associated 'malformations', syndromes and sequences, the psychological impact of ultrasound diagnosis and how to help parents prepare for the birth and breastfeeding of their cleft affected infant.
Getting breastfeeding off to a good start is absolutely vital to when there is a cleft lip and/or palate. Many babies will be able to breastfeed exclusively at the breast (depending on the entity of the cleft). When there is a delay, or inability to breastfeed, then breast milk expression should be initiated as early as possible, supplying information and education to the breastfeeding parent on the most efficient techniques to do so.
Cleft families face a myriad of difficulties for much of the first year, or year and a half, of the infants life. The parents will be faced with difficult decisions regarding surgery, and their child will undergo one or more surgeries in that time, with accompanying medical visits, further complicating the difficulties of infant feeding and/or milk expression. Low supply issues are frequent - often due to a less than optimal start, misinformation/mismanagement of breastfeeding, stress and anxiety, and difficulty with exclusive pumping.
An overview of pre-surgical orthodontics (if used), surgical techniques, timing and number of surgeries, and post-operative feeding restrictions (if applied), vary enormously from surgeon to surgeon and will all impact breastfeeding differently.
Once the palate have been surgically repaired, there is the possibility that the cleft affected infant, who was not previously breastfeeding fully, may transition from bottle to the breast - this is a delicate time which may require intensive support. Not all babies will go on to breastfeed autonomously and the breastfeeding parent may need counselling over the loss of a much hoped for breastfeeding experience.

Alice Farrow's presentation should be mandatory education for everyone working with babies affected by cleft lip and palate as well as their parents. I really appreciate all the personal insight Alice provides and her attention to obstacles parents might face.


Nutrition for Breastfeeding: Eating for a Healthy and Happy Baby, Paul Jaminet, PhD

Great information - makes me want to research nutrition for pregnancy and beyond even more!


The Impact of Birth on Breastfeeding, Sarah Buckley, MD 

"Nothing short of excellent!"


Dr. Sharon Vallone is a graduate of Rutgers University (AB Microbiology 1978) and New York Chiropractic College (1986). She completed her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 1996 through Palmer College and received her appointment as Fellow in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2003. Dr. Vallone has a private practice limited to high-risk pregnancies and challenged children in Connecticut and is currently the Chair of the Board of Kentuckiana Children’s Center in Louisville, KY and the Vice Chair of the International Chiropractic Association’s Council Pediatric Council. She is an international speaker, author, and editor of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. Sharon brings 25+ years of pediatric chiropractic experience with a primary interest in pregnancy, birth trauma, breastfeeding and problems with infant /toddler neurodevelopment.

Alice Farrow: Seven years ago I was expecting my second child. At a routine sixteen week ultrasound I received the surprising diagnosis of cleft lip and palate. After overcoming the initial shock, I began researching how this would affect breastfeeding. I knew that breastfeeding was unlikely but was stubborn enough to think I could do it anyway! There weren't many resources at the time and the first seven months of my daughter's life would be the most tiring and stressful that I have ever endured. Transitioning her to the breast at seven months (post palate repair) and breastfeeding well into childhood, would make up for all of the early difficulties, but many breastfeeding dyads don't receive enough information and support to enjoy that reward.
Since my own cleft daughter was born I have met a myriad of cleft families, through my work as a peer-counsellor, at cleft conferences, through online parenting groups, and recently through my website - thanks to their experiences and through my own research - I have an increasing awareness of the panorama of problems facing these breastfeeding dyads - only some of them directly related to the cleft. It appears to me that lack of specialised support, especially in the early days, is a big factor in the difficulties of breastfeeding with a cleft lip and palate.
I am an Australian living in Italy and speak both Italian and English. This gives me the chance to speak, and correspond with both parents and cleft surgeons across Europe, the UK, the United States and increasingly other areas of the world. This gives me an insight into the diversity of cleft care internationally, and how this impacts breastfeeding differently from region to region. I keep an eye on developments in national and International standards of cleft team care. My dream is to have IBCLCs recognised as a member of the cleft team so that cleft affected infants will receive continuous breastfeeding support from the moment of diagnosis through to the surgical closure of the cleft and throughout the recovery period.
I am mother to two bilingual (breastfed) children, currently working as a writer, speaker, and volunteer peer counsellor, while also preparing for the IBCLC exam. I have two breastfeeding websites www.cleftlipandpalatebreastfeeding.com and www.languageofinclusion.com

Paul Jaminet, Ph.D., is author of Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat (Scribner, 2012), and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Evolution and Health. Paul, a former astrophysicist and software entrepreneur, and his wife Shou-Ching, a molecular biologist and cancer researcher, turned to diet and nutrition to heal their own health problems. Seven years of research led to the Perfect Health Diet, which has helped thousands of readers (and moms) cure diseases, normalize weight, and optimize their own and their baby’s health. More information about Paul and the Perfect Health Diet can be found at www.perfecthealthdiet.com.

Sarah J Buckley is a New-Zealand-trained GP/family physician with qualifications in GP-obstetrics and family planning. She is the mother of four home-born children, and currently combines full-time motherhood with her work as a writer on pregnancy, birth, and parenting,
    Dr Buckley’s work critiques current practices in pregnancy, birth, and parenting from the widest possible perspectives, including scientific, anthropological, cross-cultural, psychological, and personal. She encourages us to be fully informed in our decision-making; to listen to our hearts and our intuition; and to claim our rightful role as the real experts in our bodies and our children.
    Her bestselling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices, published by Celestial Arts (US, 2009), builds on her acclaimed first edition, published in Australia as Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: The Wisdom and Science of Gentle Choices in Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting One Moon Press, Brisbane, 2005).
http://www.sarahbuckley.com/

DAY FOUR:
March 24, 2014, $137, Early Bird Prior to Feb 17, 2014, $117
(all times are EST):
10am-11:30am: Fat Soluble Vitamins and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Chris Masterjohn, PhD
12:00-3:30pm A New Wellness Paradigm for Comprehensive Care of the Breastfeeding Infant that Supports Normalizing Oral Function Beginning in Infancy & Throughout the Lifetime
12-1:00pm Part One: An Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist
2-3:30pm Part Two: Observation Skills for Assessment of Myofunctional Disorders in the Breastfed Infant (including tongue-tie) with Strategies for Normalizing Function.
Michale C Fetzik, BSN, OMT
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
4-5:30pm: From "Womb to School: Development of the Pediatric Airway", Steven Park, MD

Chris Masterjohn, Ph.Dobtained his degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He currently works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying interactions between vitamins A, D, and K. Since 2004, he has written for Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation. He has developed unique ideas and scientific hypotheses about the importance of the fat-soluble vitamins and how they interact with each other. He created and maintains Cholesterol-And-Health.Com, where he publishes his blog, The Daily Lipid.

Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, is a Registered Dental Hygienist and is a former associate professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, and has been practicing orofacial myofunctional therapy for over 30 years. She is an on-going guest lecturer at USC, UCLA, Loma Linda University, West Coast University, and Cerritos College to ortho, perio, and pedo dental residents and hygiene students. She is currently holding a position at the Sleep Medicine Mini Residency Program at NYU. She received her dental hygiene degree from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois with the Sigma Phi Alpha award. She attended the Myofunctional Therapy Institute in Coral Gables, Florida with an extended internship in 1980 and the Coulson Institute in 2003 in Denver, Colorado.
     Joy is currently a speaker of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) and has taught courses in OMT at the venues of USC, UCSD, UBC, UCSF, NYU, Columbia University, University of Sydney, Australia, the Guttenberg University in Mainz, Germany, Freiberg University in Freiberg, Germany, Louvain, University in Brussels, Belgium, and many other locations around the world. She has worked with Children’s Hospital, was a consultant for a sealant program for indigent children, worked in the Super Tooth Program, and in public schools as a health educator in the Smiles Program where she developed a preventive orthodontic program. She is currently in the exclusive practice as  myofunctional therapist in Pacific Palisades, California and Beverly Hills, California.

Michale Fetzik, BSM, OMT received her Bachelors degree in Nursing from the University of Mississippi and has experience in Gastroenterology, Oncology and Toxicology. She has been married to Dr. Stephen Fetzik, a general dentist, for 25 years and has five beautiful children ages 20 to 12. Michale has been involved with Dentistry for over 15 years working as a chairside dental assistant, orthodontic assistant and treatment coordinator.
     For years, Michale suffered from TMJ issues that were expressed as Migraines, extreme fatigue and debilitating neck and back pain. Diagnosed as having a “Tongue thrust swallow”, Michale completed Myofunctional Therapy. By becoming a Therapist, Michale was empowered and empassioned to help others gain the same benefits of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
     Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy has been a complete life game-changer for her life. A combined treatment of Orthotropic dental treatment, Myofunctional Therapy, Buteyko Breathing and posture strengthening yoga has made Michale pain free.

Dr. Steven Y. Park is an author and surgeon who helps people who are always sick or tired to  once again reclaim their health and energy. For the past 10 years in private practice, he has helped thousands of men and women breathe better, sleep better, and live more fulfilling lives. His passion is to identify and empower people to overcome sleep-related breathing problems, which most people don’t realize is the real reason for many of their common medical ailments.
Dr. Park is a native of New York City, where he attended Stuyvesant High School. He received his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. His otolaryngology residency training was completed at Albert Einsten/Montefiore. He is:
• a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
• a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
• board-certified in Otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat) – Head & Neck Surgery
• board-certified in Sleep Medicine
• actively involved in teaching residents and other surgeon in cutting-edge surgical techniques.
Dr. Park practices integrative medicine and surgery, with a firm belief that other models of health and disease can complement traditional, Western medicine. He provides monthly live tele-seminars with experts not only related to his field, but also professionals in other areas—he has interviewed an acupuncturist, dietician, and a neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis expert in the past. He firmly believes that one must treat the whole person first, including addressing his or her diet, lifestyle, stresses and emotional states, rather than focusing on one simple symptom or area of the body.
He is a published author of the book, Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. It was endorsed by numerous New York Times best-selling authors such as Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Mary Shomon.
In his spare time, he loves to cook Latin food. Dr. Park is also an avid runner with the Van Cortland Track Club in the Bronx. He is happily married to his wife, Kathy, and adores his three boys Jonas, Devin, and Brennan.

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If you have a particular interest in one of the threads (Epigenetics/Gut Healing or Structure/Function/TT) weaving through the WEBINAR SERIES: Emerging Topics in Breastfeeding: Thinkers on the Leading Edge series, you may now purchase the webinars by topic category for $217

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EPIGENETICS PACKAGE (9 webinars): $217 
The Co-evolution of Humans and Microbiotia: Epigenetic Implications for Breastfeeding.
Heal the Mother, Heal the Baby: Microbes, Gut Health, the Enteric Nervous System & Breastfeeding
Epigenetics & Maternal Gut Health: Implications for the Midline, Oral Structure,Tongue-tie and Airway Development
Tongue Posture: An Evolutionary Perspective, Kevin Boyd, DDS
The History, Politics and Practice of the Lactogenic Diet, Hilary Jacobson, CH.HU.SI., C.HT.
Methylation, Tongue-tie and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Ben Lynch, ND
Nutrition for Breastfeeding: Eating for a Healthy and Happy Baby, Paul Jaminet, PhD
The Impact of Birth on Breastfeeding, Sarah Buckley, MD
Fat Soluble Vitamins and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Chris Masterjohn
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Epigenetics & Maternal Gut Health: Implications for the Midline, Oral Structure,Tongue-tie and Airway Development
Tongue Posture: An Evolutionary Perspective, Kevin Boyd, DDS
Ontogenesis, Occlusion, Motor Patterns: A Whole Body Perspective to Breastfeeding, Mat Boule, DO, Posturologist
Methylation. Tongue-tie and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Ben Lynch, ND
The Role of Bodywork in the Treatment of the Breastfed Baby, Including Treatment as Part of an Integrative Approach to Support the Tongue-tied Baby, Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP
Overcoming the Complex Challenges of Breastfeeding a Baby with a Cleft Lip or Palate, Alice Farrow
A New Wellness Paradigm for Comprehensive Care of the Breastfeeding Infant that Supports Normalizing Oral Function Beginning in Infancy & Throughout the Lifetime, Part One: An Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist, Part Two: Observation Skills for Assessment of Myofunctional Disorders in the Breastfed Infant (including tongue-tie) with Strategies for Normalizing Function, Michale C Fetzik, BSN, OMT
From "Womb to School: Development of the Pediatric Airway", Steven Park, MD
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ANY RECORDED WEBINAR FROM THIS SERIES $37 through March 10. 


I have had requests for many of the individual webinars by folks who have a particular interest in a given topic. It is very cumbersome to manage the individual webinars, however, so I am going to give it a try for a short time (through March 10) and see how it goes. Each webinar is $37. Simply click the link to make a payment and allow 48 hours to activate (I have just finished lecturing in Australia and New Zealand and am still traveling).

The Co-evolution of Humans and Microbiotia: Epigenetic Implications for Breastfeeding. Jennifer Tow, IBCLC, RLC
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Tongue Posture: An Evolutionary Perspective, Kevin Boyd, DDS
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Ontogenesis, Occlusion, Motor Patterns: A Whole Body Perspective to Breastfeeding, Mat Boule, DO, Posturologist
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The History, Politics and Practice of the Lactogenic Diet, Hilary Jacobson, CH.HU.SI., C.HT.
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Methylation, Tongue-tie and the Breastfeeding Dyad, Ben Lynch, ND
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The Role of Bodywork in the
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Overcoming the Complex Challenges of Breastfeeding a Baby with a Cleft Lip or Palate, Alice Farrow
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Nutrition for Breastfeeding: Eating for a Healthy and Happy Baby, Paul Jaminet, PhD
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The Impact of Birth on Breastfeeding, Sarah Buckley, MD
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