Our lactation counselors can assist with common breastfeeding challenges that new moms may face. These could be related to oral motor deficits, tongue and/or lip ties, poor latch, etc.
A comprehensive assessment will be completed so that we can offer optimal support to you and your baby!
How do I know if I need a consultation?
- baby has lip or tongue tie
-baby has poor latch
-pain with breastfeeding/latch
-cracked or bleeding nipples
-poor weight gain
-difficulty transitioning to bottle when necessary
Pediatric Feeding Clinic Services
Tongue & Lip Ties
Increased Quality of Feeds
Purees to Solid Transitioning
Eating and Drinking Skills
Oral Motor Skills
Improving Food variety
Assessments & Follow-Up
What To Expect
Feeding therapy is recommended for children diagnosed with conditions like dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), odynophagia (pain while swallowing) and sometimes those with a tracheostomy tube. But feeding therapy is also an effective solution for children with feeding disorders, sometimes called avoidant/restrictive food intake disorders.
Feeding therapy at our First Steps Feeding Clinic helps to address the underlying reasons a child may be struggling to consume a variety of healthy, nutritious foods. No matter how “picky” your child or what challenges they face, peer-reviewed research plus our own track record of success with feeding therapy shows it can be done with patience, positive reinforcement, play and commitment to the process.
We Treat Pediatric Feeding Disorders Related To:
Failure to Thrive
Pre and Post tongue and lip tie releases
Oral motor dealays/disorders
Complex congenital heart disease
Gastrostony and NG tube feeding/weaning
Swallowing disorders: dysphagia
Avoidant Restrictive Feeding Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)