A lactation consultant (LC) is a professional breastfeeding expert who is qualified to provide education and consultation in all aspects of routine and special circumstance breastfeeding to the mother/infant dyad (couple) and to other health professionals. Special circumstance breastfeeding might include situations that require more than the normal amount of help to achieve a successful breastfeeding relationship. This includes, among other problems, infants who are premature
Do you know if your baby is breathing as well as she can? Optimal breathing as infants plays a role in health throughout our lives. Amanda Moore Chastain of the International Association of Orofacial Myology shares with us this wonderful guide for parents, including a checklist of potential red flags so you will know if your baby's airway is developing correctly- and how to get help if it's needed! Read on (PDF): The Importance of Promoting Healthy Oral and Facial Development
Most people assume that genetics determine how attractive we are, but there are other contributing factors that may be even more important than our genes. Watch this 15-minute video for a fascinating look at how tongue posture and oral habits - especially in our modern age of nutrient-deficient processed foods - impact not only our facial development but also our breathing, sleeping and overall health. <iframe width="1170" height="658" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zbzT0
The Foundation for Airway believes mouth breathing is one of the most visible signs of an airway disorder. Now a new study presents the benefits of nasal breathing during exercise. The Washington Post's Wellness Perspective explains in Could Nasal Breathing Improve Athletic Performance? Says author Jae Berman: "The nose is built with a specific purpose: to support our respiratory system (the primary purpose of the mouth, on the other hand, is to start the digestive process).