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Breastfeeding & Airway Development

July 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Breastfeeding may be considered the architect of the human airway, as the method of infant feeding both predicts and directs the trajectory of airway development. Learn how you can support the development of a more optimal aiway.

Through the physiologic processes associated with breastfeeding, the infant’s oral competency develops within the framework of a functional stomatognathic system. Compensatory infant feeding, whether or not at breast, sets the stage for a potential lifetime of oral and airway dysfunction, while competent breastfeeding supports the normal progression of development towards optimized oral and airway function over the lifetime. The implications breastfeeding has for public health cannot be overstated, given the role infant feeding plays in oral and airway development, making it an issue of relevance to all health care providers. The webinar will also address the importance of the appropriate identification, treatment and habilitation of infants and young children with tongue-tie and other oral restrictions, as they are of particular significance to the development of the airway.

Jennifer Tow, BFA, MA, IBCLC, RLC, COMS 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, the microbiome and nutrition, as well as oral functional competency and airway development, exploring the profoundly far-reaching implications of these issues to the breastfeeding dyad.

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 oral myofunctional therapy and CFT, into her practice.

Jennifer is a writer and lecturer, offering workshops internationally and via webinars 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.


July 31, 2018
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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AAPMD – Webinar