In our second episode of Bellies, Baby & Birth, Dr. Cara Riek (Dr.. Cara) ”DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC talks about Empowering families to trust their decisions for their family’s health. Amy and Dr. Cara also have and enlightening, informative and important discussion on resolving lip and tongue ties and swallowing, breathing and sleeping challenges.

Episode Highlights:

  • Empowering families to trust their decisions for their family’s health.
  • Why a team approach to resolving lip and tongue ties is crucial.
  • How our swallowing, breathing and sleeping all connect to have massive impact on our health.

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Dr. Cara graduated from Arizona State University of with Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in addition to having her IBCLC certification. Dr. Cara is also a diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, specializing in “Oral Surgery in Infants, Toddler, and Adults.” She has also recently earned her certification as a Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology (CSOM).

Dr Cara describes her career as a diversifying adventure: research, teaching, nursing, and now breastfeeding medicine specialist. She strives to provide meaningful, evidence-based care to mother-baby dyads. Her mission is to support mothers where they are at and help them journey into the breastfeeding relationship they desire. She strives to make sure that each patient is able to reach their desired goal and have an amazing breastfeeding relationship.

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