Katie The Traveling Lactation Consultant

Katie

Welcome to the podcast. I am your host, Katie Oshita, BSN, RN, IBCLC and infant feeding specialist. Quench your thirst for knowledge and travel with me across the nation to discover, learn, collaborate and better serve clients from all over the globe. Let’s ride and thrive together. read less
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Ep 72 Gina Nigro- Spain
May 7 2024
Ep 72 Gina Nigro- Spain
In this episode, Katie Oshita and Gina Nigro discuss lactation support and tongue tie in both the US and Spain.  In both locations, there are a lot of differences in the care available, and many similarities.  Both parts of the world have many confusing options when trying to find a "breastfeeding expert".  Listen as Katie and Gina discuss ways to support clients, encourage community and educate providers about the importance of expert lactation support.Podcast Guest: Gina Nigro is a bilingual (English/Spanish) lactation consultant (IBCLC) that has been assisting breastfeeding mothers for over 25 years, and now through telehealth all over the world.Like many new mothers, when Gina had her first baby, she was overwhelmed by conflicting information: at the hospital, at the pediatrician, and from well-meaning friends and family.Gina’s realization that she would have missed out on experiencing breastfeeding had it not been for the quality support she finally received, led her to want to “pay it forward” and help others. She first trained as a volunteer breastfeeding counselor in Houston, Texas, then as a birth doula in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and finally sat for the exam to become an IBCLC in Seville, Spain. She is currently living in Oropesa del Mar in Spain.Gina believes that all mothers deserve quality emotional and educational support so they can have a fulfilling experience breastfeeding their babies. It shouldn’t be just a matter of good luck. She's dedicated to giving mothers effective guidance and caring support with real results. Her greatest satisfaction is the joy of seeing that look on both mothers’ and babies’ faces that says: Just what I always wanted.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
Ep 71 Jenae Ciuffreda, Oral Posture
Apr 23 2024
Ep 71 Jenae Ciuffreda, Oral Posture
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
Ep 70 Bobbi Daly- Lactation in Ireland
Apr 9 2024
Ep 70 Bobbi Daly- Lactation in Ireland
More world traveling for lactation learning.  In this episode, Katie Oshita and Bobbi Daly  discuss lactation, oral ties, and living in a small country that produces 10% of the world's formula.  In Ireland most families see a GP for infant care, not a Pediatrician and breastfeeding rates are incredibly low.  The massive amount of formula made in a country with only 5 million people has made Ireland very much a bottle and formula country, causing lactation care to be rare and undervalued.  Listen as Bobbi discusses how these obstacles effect her practice and how Katie can relate to parts of these issues.Podcast Guest: Bobbi Daly is an international board-certified lactation consultant in private practice for many years in Kerry and Galway. She has a wealth of experience, having been a hospital nurse, GP practice nurse, midwife, and neonatal nurse, as well as a mother of four. Bobbi has developed a holistic view of lactation care from many sides but particularly in the community. She has been involved in setting up informal and formal breastfeeding support groups. She liaises with other primary care professionals including GPs, public health nurses and osteopaths.  Find Bobbi at Nourish Boob in Galway, Ireland.Bobbi is a strong believer in continuing education and using evidence-based knowledge in advancing her standard of professional care for women. She has cared for women antenatally and postnatally, dealing with a wide variety of issues. She has a special interest in managing complex cases and in oral dysfunction but is interested in all aspects of community lactation support and education.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
Ep 69 Diana Marcinkevičienė- Breastfeeding in Lithuania
Mar 26 2024
Ep 69 Diana Marcinkevičienė- Breastfeeding in Lithuania
Continuing on the world tour of breastfeeding support and oral ties, Katie Oshita meets with Diana Marcinkevičienė to discuss lactation, access to care, and oral tethers in both the US (PNW is Katie's location) and Lithuania where Diana practices.  Life is very different for parents and providers when comparing- from the long two-year maternity leave to the number of IBCLC's.  Both Katie and Diana reflect on similarities in their practices as well, as lactation and need for support is universal.  Listen here for more about breastfeeding in Lithuania.Podcast Guest: Diana Marcinkevičienė is a mum of four children (three boys and one girl, aged from 10 to one year old). Since the first time she heard about IBCLC (back in 2012) - it was her dream to become one. In 2021 Diana passed the exam and now I work in a private practice (named Noriu žindyti, with the meaning of - I want to breastfeed).  Diana loves helping families with their breastfeeding struggles in Lithuania.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
Ep 67 Rosa Sorribas-Barcelona, Spain
Feb 27 2024
Ep 67 Rosa Sorribas-Barcelona, Spain
Breastfeeding is universal, something that all humans, all mammals have done since the beginning of time.   Lactation as a profession is new and has different norms throughout the world.   Rosa Sorribas is an IBCLC in Barcelona, Spain who focuses not just on supporting new parents with lactation and infant feeding support.  Rosa focuses on training new IBCLC's, encouraging more students to learn about lactation to support more and more families.  In this episode Katie Oshita and Rosa Sorribas discuss teaching, lactation, tongue tie and world views on this and more.Podcast Guest: Rosa Sorribas is an IBCLC in private practice in Barcelona since 2008. She is a Computer Engineer working on Internet and databases since 1986. In 2002, after her first daughter was born, she and her husband created CrianzaNatural.com, a Spanish portal and forum with information for an attachment parenting style of life. Since then, she's been involved in breastfeeding groups, such as La Leche League and Areola, which she still collaborates with. She offers breastfeeding and babywearing education in Spain, Portugal, Poland, and online. She's been working as doula in home and hospital births. Her website has been the source of dozens of support groups, many breastfeeding conselours and IBCLCs, and has helped hundreds of thousands of families around the world to get their maternity goals. For the last few years she's been very focused in nutrition after a cancer treatment left some issues on her health. She is now running a weekly podcast and video interview to relevant people addressing topics from conception to teens. In February she will launch a training course to become IBCLC, with the help of several new and experienced IBCLCs that she's been mentoring, in a site called ecrianza.com. She lives near the beach of Castelldefels with her two daughters who were homeschooled for 6 years, her lovely husband and her dog Timi.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
EP 66 Neurodivergent Business Owners w/Rachelle Markham
Feb 13 2024
EP 66 Neurodivergent Business Owners w/Rachelle Markham
For both Katie Oshita and Rachelle Markham, being a neurodivergent business owner is part of life.  Learning about sensory banks, tools, timers, apps and how to make life easier for themselves has been a learning process.  Listen as they discuss some of what has, and what has not, helped them be more productive, and more regulated so that balance and success is part of their lives.Podcast Guest: Rachelle Markham, owns and operates Wellness Lactation, in San Diego, CA where she helps new parents and families navigate their infant feeding journey. Rachelle has been working with families for over 27 years. Twenty of those years have been as an IBCLC. She has a passion for learning and keeping up to date with all things human lactation.  This desire to “know-all-the-things” means she can frequently be found traveling to trainings or enrolled in multiple online classes. Last year she finished up a year long intensive program on Holistic Lactation, which allows her to help so many more families achieve their feeding goals. When she doesn't have a client in front of her you’ll almost always find Rachelle with a giant iced black tea in hand, wearing something black, tending to her chickens and large garden, or planning her next adventure!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
Ep 65 Allison Alexander
Jan 30 2024
Ep 65 Allison Alexander
Katie Oshita and Allison Alexander discuss private practice in the US, support for new families, tongue tie timing and more.  Allison Alexander sees families struggling with complex feeding issues, develops customized care plans and supports families throughout the feeding journey.  Understanding the dyad is what makes lactation universally different than any other specialty who sees mom or baby individually.  Listen here for more about private practice in the US.Podcast Guest:  Allison Alexander is an IBCLC with a background in pediatric nursing.  After struggling to breastfeed a neurodivergent baby, she pursued the IBCLC credential  in order to help families in a pediatric setting.  As passing boards, she studied holistic and comprehensive clinical lactation care strategies to support families who are having more complex feeding challenges.  She now co-owns a thriving private practice in Metro Detroit with virtual care offered worldwide.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
Ep 64 Eva Fieback- Berlin, Germany
Jan 16 2024
Ep 64 Eva Fieback- Berlin, Germany
Breastfeeding struggles are not a uniquely US issue, nor is tongue tie.  In this episode, Katie Oshita talks with Eva Fieback, an SLP/IBCLC in Berlin, Germany about the differences and similarities between support in the two countries.  Eva discusses how as an SLP it is in her scope of practice in Germany to teach oral exercises, however IBCLC's are not allowed to in Germany.  Government insurance also doesn't cover any visits with an IBCLC, yet SLP visits are covered.  Tongue tie assessment and treatment is just a difficult in Germany as it is in the US.  Listen here as Katie and Eva discuss the dynamics of private practices supporting new fmailies across the globe from each other.Podcast Guest: Eva Fieback is a Logopädin, which means SLP since 2005. Eva specialized in the treatment of patients with dysphagia and neurological disorders, augmentative communication, working at a school for neurodiverse children, many of them with eating or swallowing disorders. Eva has been in a private practice for many years, and became an IBCLC in 2018.  For the last 6 -7 years I ve been working with hundreds of families with breastfeeding problems.Eva visited the masterclass in Seattle 2020 (last in person pre-Covid) , took Zaghis course as an Tbi ambassador, Dan Hansons Course, a course with the AOMT in London and many many more to learn, how treatment of tongue tie and breastfeeding difficulties is done in other parts of the world.Eva Fieback is a teacher for the EISL, European Institute for breastfeeding and lactation, for oral anatomy, swallowing disorders in children, tongue tie treatment and other issues.Eva Fieback is a 56 year old, mother of four children, 2 of them are going to universities, two of them are still at home and lives in Berlin, Germany.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
Ep 62 Dr Ashley Rich
Dec 19 2023
Ep 62 Dr Ashley Rich
In this episode, Katie Oshita discusses manual therapy and tongue tie babies with Dr Ashley Rich.  Understanding oral ties and the impact on the fascial system is important for all practitioners working with families struggling with feeding issues.  Understanding how a different therapist sees things allows us to learn from each other, for the benefit of the families we all support.   Dr Ashley has more understanding than most Pediatric chiropractors after taking the IBCLC Master Class- Manual Therapy track and discusses this course and how it changed her practice in this episode.Podcast Guest: Dr. Ashley Rich is a Metro Detroit native and currently practices in suburban Detroit. She is certified in chiropractic pediatrics from the Academy of Family Practice and is passionate about aiding breastfeeding issues through a decade-long study, striving to enhance infant wellness and support parental journeys. 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
Ep 61 Dr Jimmy Chan- Vancouver, BC
Dec 5 2023
Ep 61 Dr Jimmy Chan- Vancouver, BC
On the road again, well just for the day.  Listen as Katie Oshita meets with Dr Jimmy Chan in Vancouver BC to discuss his journey into tongue tie, ICAP and all things lactation and oral tethers.   When to release a tie is just as important as if to release the tie.  Tongue ties aren't just a problem in the US, but worldwide ankyloglossia is a growing issue and field.  Hear more with Katie Oshita and Dr Jimmy Chan.Podcast Guest: Dr. Jimmy Chan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry.  Dr. Chan has an keen interest in the high-tech aspects of dentistry to improve and enhance the well-being of his patients. Dr. Chan holds Fellowship status in both the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry.Dr. Chan is a co-founder and current board member of ICAP (International Consortiumof Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals) and a past board member of IATP (InternationalAffiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals). He is an active member of the Academy ofBreastfeeding Medicine, American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of LaserDentistry, Chinese Canadian Dental Society of British Columbia and Canadian Dental Association.Dr. Chan has cared for patients in his family dental practice in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver for over 25 years. He collaborates extensively with lactation consultants, midwifes and manual therapists in his community to improve the lives of breastfeeding dyads. He gives back to his alma mater by volunteering annually for the UBC Alumni Association.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
Ep 60 Tighten Your Tinkler
Nov 21 2023
Ep 60 Tighten Your Tinkler
Pelvic floor issues post-pregnancy and birth are all too common.  Whether it's related to more sedentary lifestyles, assisted births, or epigentics is not known, but it does not have to be accepted.  Jenn Lormand EP and Christina Walsh PT all about stopping the acceptance that a little leaking is normal, and empowering women to take control of their own bodies.  No weird devices, meds or surgery needed, they created a home PT program, proven to be effective by a 3 year study at the University of New Orleans.  In this recording Christina talks with Katie Oshita about what is normal (hint- ever leaking pee is NOT), how to prevent problems and how to advocate for yourself.  Listen in to hear more about how women can take control of their bodies and stop painful or embarrassing issues.  ***Coupon code KTLC50 for $50 off the home program- share with anyone in need of support***Podcast Guest: A New Orleans mama of two living with pelvic floor issues, Christina is a Physical Therapist specializing in Integrative Manual Therapy and the co-creator of Tighten Your Tinkler. Christina and her cofounder Jenn Lormand have a combined 36 years of experience supporting postpartum women holistically through prolapse, diastasis recti, and more. Their proprietary protocol helps women solve pelvic floor problems WITHOUT kegels or internal vaginal devices from the comfort of their own homes. Christina's mission is to free more mamas from embarrassing pee leaks, chronic back/hip pain, and painful sex and, in doing so, help them to restore their dignity, functional strength, and trust in their own bodies.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
Ep 56 Dr Jack Newman- Toronto, ON
Sep 26 2023
Ep 56 Dr Jack Newman- Toronto, ON
Dr Jack Newman has been working with breastfeeding mothers for over 4 decades! His knowledge of breastfeeding medicine is expansive, and his passion for helping breastfeeding mothers never wavers.  In this episode Katie Oshita and Dr Newman discuss inducting lactation, at breast versus bottle supplementation and much more.  If you want to learn about lactation from one of the leaders in Breastfeeding Medicine ins the world, listen to this episode now.Podcast Guest: Dr. Jack Newman graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1970 and completed his residency at Vancouver General Hospital. Following this, he trained in pediatrics in Quebec City and then at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from 1977-1981. In 1981, Dr. Newman became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, as well as Board Certified by the American Academy of PediatricsDr. Newman was a staff paediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children emergency department from 1983 to 1992, and acted as Chief of Emergency Services for a short period. During his time at the Hospital for Sick Children, he founded the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984. He has been a consultant for UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, where he evaluated the first candidate hospitals in Gabon, the Ivory Coast, and Canada. In 2013, Dr. Newman was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for service to the community.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
Ep 55 Myofascial Release with Judy Rosevear-Pusey
Sep 12 2023
Ep 55 Myofascial Release with Judy Rosevear-Pusey
Bodywork is defined as a manual therapy, healing touch used holistically to increase wellness in a person.  There are many wonderful kinds of bodywork- craniosacral therapy, chiropractic, osteopathic, myofascial and more.  Judy Rosevear-Pusey has been practicing myofascial release therapy for over 30 years and teaches throughout the country.  Katie and Judy discuss how bodywork helps newborns through adulthood, and how it helps with feeding.  Podcast Guest: Judy Rosevar-Pusey has been an Occupational Therapist for 50 years and has treated all ages and diagnoses.  In 1989, she took her 1st Myofascial Release course from John F. Barnes, PT, learning more about the fascial system.  Judy has since taken many Myofascial courses and teaches the Pediatric Myofascial course all over the country.  In January 2017 Judy’s clinic began using a Balance Tutor as the first clinic in America with one.  It has been highly successful in improving physical skills in individuals diagnosed with stroke, Parkinson’s Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and Sensory Processing Difficulties.  The balance Tutor helps improve balance and proprioceptive awareness of where our body is in space.  It also helps improve reaction time, reducing the possibility of serious injury when if we fall. Judy was born in Indiana, has 4 grown children, 4 grandchildren and a great granddaughter and they are an integral part of her life.  When not working you can find Judy enjoy time with her family and hiking, camping, biking and traveling.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
EP 54 Dr Niki
Aug 29 2023
EP 54 Dr Niki
Listen in as Katie Oshita and Dr Niki Boloorchi discuss tongue tie, training, timing, teams and all the things in this fields.  Dr Niki is one of the rare providers who actually practices what she preaches, and understands timing of release, encouraging parents to work with lactation and bodywork before and after a release.  Dr Niki doesn't even offer a release day of consultation unless referred by a preferred provider and prearranged!  Listen as they discuss why this is important and how it effects the outcome of release.Podcast Guest: Dr. Niki Boloorchi is a dentist and dental anesthesiologist who also has advanced training in treating tethered oral tissues (functionalDr. Boloorchi holds a BA in International Development and earned her Doctorsre of dental surgery with honors from USC. She further specialized at the Loma Linda Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program and received special airway training in laser dentistry under Dr Zaghi (The Breathe Institute) and Dr. Richard Baxter.  Currently, she proudly is an affiliate of the Breathe Institute in Northern California. She is the owner of Tooth + Tongue in Walnut Creek , Ca.  Her practice focuses on dentistry under sedation, airway, and tongue/lip tie releases with a comprehensive team approach.  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
Ep 53 Rachelle Markham IBCLC
Aug 15 2023
Ep 53 Rachelle Markham IBCLC
Katie Oshita and Rachelle Markham discuss lactation and how it is now, plus how it should be.  Rachelle has taken the year long holistic residency program from Jennifer Tow, and discusses how this has transformed her practice, but also how understanding our body processes and how dysfunction happens has added whole new toolboxes for her practice.  Rachelle states this course has given her answers to questions she didn't even know to ask.  Listen here to learn more about Rachelle and wellness lactation.Podcast Guest: Rachelle Markham, owns and operates Wellness Lactation, in San Diego, CA where she helps new parents and families navigate their infant feeding journey. Rachelle has been working with families for over 27 years. Twenty of those years have been as an IBCLC. She has a passion for learning and keeping up to date with all things human lactation.  This desire to “know-all-the-things” means she can frequently be found traveling to trainings or enrolled in multiple online classes. Last year she finished up a year long intensive program on Holistic Lactation, which allows her to help so many more families achieve their feeding goals. When she doesn't have a client in front of her you’ll almost always find Rachelle with a giant iced black tea in hand, wearing something black, tending to her chickens and large garden, or planning her next adventure!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