INFANT FEEDING THERAPY

Evaluation Assessment & Treatment Sessions

In clinic and virtual appointments available  

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WHAT IS INFANT FEEDING THERAPY

For many babies feeding comes naturally. When it doesn’t, feeding therapy can help both parent and child. Feeding therapy focuses on strengthening the mouth muscles needed for breast or bottle feeding, chewing and swallowing solid foods, and fostering positive mealtimes. If your baby is having trouble with breast or bottle feeding, or if your baby seems to be a picky eater as you introduce solid foods, a Speech-Language Pathologist can help. 

AFFECTED SKILLS

  • Poor weight gain or failure to thrive diagnosis  

  • Trouble latching during nursing and / or bottle feedings  

  • Prolonged feeding sessions lasting more than 30 minutes; quickly becomes sleepy, fatigued or fussy while feeding  

  • Excessive spitting up or vomiting  

  • Arching back when feeding  

  • Difficulty breathing while eating or drinking  

  • Difficulty chewing; coughing or gagging during feeding or meals  

  • Gurgly, breathy or hoarse voice during or after feedings or meals 

OUR  A P P R O A C H

Our speech therapy programs help and guide our clients to develop the skills needed for successful communication. These skills can affect all aspects of daily life, from communicating basic needs, to developing social skills and friendships to progressing in school. Our licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologists have master’s degrees and extensive experience and expertise in childhood speech, feeding and language issues.