Function over Tongue-tie with Dana

Function over Tongue-Tie (with Dana) Episode 11

Bethany Lovern

June 22, 2023

Blogging, Podcasts

In this episode, Dana discussed her breastfeeding journey with her two sons with Bethany. She had difficulty with her first child due to lip and tongue-ties, but was able to pump for a year and did not pursue treatment for the lip-tie.

About Dana

 Dana is a mother, eye doctor, and content developer. She is the co-founder of Luke Knows. Dana loves teaching other parents things she wished she would have known before having children, sharing what she has learned about motherhood, and giving insight into what having a career and children is like. You can follow her on Instagram at @theofficiallukeknows.


  • 0:00 Introduction of the podcast
  • 0:18 Dana Introduces herself
  • 0:39 Dana’s Breastfeeding Journey
  • 8:16 One thing Dana wish she would have known about breastfeeding
  • 10:39 Favorite breastfeeding products
  • 13:00 Connect with Dana


“If this is Breastfeeding this is not going to work for me.”

“He was 7 months old at the time. We took him to a pediatric dentist who said he had a lip-tie and a reverse tongue-tie.”

“It is super frustrating when you pediatrician does not refer out to a pediatric dentist to rule out tongue and lip-tie.”

“My second journey was much better than my first one.”

“Thought about the connection of anatomy and function of the Mama and Baby.”

“This idea that breastfeeding should be this blissful journey, very easy, very natural journey, just like when you know what to do instinctively. But I think it’s a learn journey and a learning process. And when we learn something new, it’s going to take some trial and error.”


Connect with Dana

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