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Lactation Counseling

When your child isn’t eating well – no matter the reason – the effect ripples to nearly every area of growth and development.

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


Breast Feeding


Bottle Feeding


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: 

  • Picky Eating

  • Failure to Thrive​

  • NICU grads

  • Reflux

  • Pre and Post tongue and lip tie releases

  • Behavior

  • Oral motor dealays/disorders

  • Complex congenital heart disease

  • Tracheo/Laryngomalacia

  • Gastrostony and NG tube feeding/weaning

  • Swallowing disorders: dysphagia 

  • Avoidant Restrictive Feeding Intake Disorder (ARFID) 

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis​ (EoE)

  • Rumination   


If you’re ready to learn more and start the pediatric therapy journey with your child, contact us today!

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