Infant and Toddler Suck Retraining and Feeding

We employee 3 therapists who are specialized in feeding therapy with the birth to 3 population. 

         How do I know when to bring my infant or toddler in for feeding and swallowing services?

                    *Difficulty latching onto the bottle or breast for infant feedings

                    *Clicking noise when nursing  

                    *Pain with nursing/mastitis/cracked and bleeding nipples 
                    *Duration of bottle feeds, breastfeeding, or mealtime exceeds 30 minutes
                    *Infant consistently pushes the nipple out from mouth or seems stressed out upon

                         presentation of the bottle or during feedings
                    *Moderate or significant liquid loss during bottle or breastfeeding
                    *Persistent poor weight gain, or weight loss
                    *Infant fatigues easily and cannot remain alert during bottle or breastfeeding
                    *Infant feeds frequently
                    *Difficulty transitioning from bottle or breastfeeding to solid foods
                    *Gagging, choking, or coughing prior to or during breast and bottle feeds or with liquid or

                         solid foods during mealtimes

                    *Colic and reflux
                    *Range of foods in repertoire is restricted to less than 20 different foods at 18 months of

                          age or older

                    *Avoidance of entire categories of food types or textures
                    *Difficulty chewing foods, pocketing (holding food in cheeks) or spitting out foods
                    *Difficulty drinking liquids from an open cup by the age of 18 months

                    *Difficulty drinking from straws
                    *Persistently reported by parent as a picky eater
                    *Mealtime is very stressful for infant, child and/or parents; infant or child may consistently

                         cry or ‘fall apart’ upon presentation of the bottle, breast or solid food

                    *Difficulty transitioning to solids

                    *Difficulty with self feeding

                    *If your child was diagnosed with a tongue or lip tie

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