Infant Feeding

As an SLP, my role in supporting families and their baby, is to address functional feeding skills.

Often times, a baby demonstrates the following:

  • Difficulty latching to breast or bottle
  • Difficulty with coordinating suck, swallow and breathe
  • Clicking sounds while nursing
  • Difficulty gaining weight
  • Becomes tired/fatigues during feedings
  • Falls asleep while nursing without finishing their feed
  • Popping on/off nipple while feeding
  • Reflux
  • Spitting up often
  • Milk escaping from sides of mouth during feeds
  • Frequent crying/fussiness
  • Sounding congested after feeding

Moms will often display symptoms of baby having difficulty including:

  • Nipple damage
  • Clogged ducts
  • Mastitis
  • Forceful letdown

If your baby is experiencing these symptoms, please call/text to schedule an evaluation. I will conduct a thorough evaluation of your baby’s functional feeding-at breast or bottle, including assessment of oral motor skills and presence of tethered oral tissues (lip or tongue ties) that may be impacting overall feeding skills.

 

Milk & Honey Clinic

Milk & Honey Clinic:

This clinic is open for parents who are wondering how much breast milk baby is getting during a feed. Milk & Honey is a weigh-in clinic open every Wednesday. Moms can drop in anytime from 9:00-10:15am to enjoy light refreshments, make connections with other mommies who breastfeed and get general questions answered by a Speech-Language Pathologist/Certified Lactation Counselor. Moms can weigh baby before and after a nursing session.

  • Text BEES to (407)808-0324 so we can reserve a spot for you.
  • *Pre-Registration/text is required in order to attend. Space is Limited*
  • Cost is $5.00 per session
  • Location in St.Cloud on 192 near Narcoosee, 1714 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Suite A.