Infant Feeding

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

Oftentimes, a baby demonstrates the following:

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

Infant feeding
infant feeding evaluation

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

  • Text BEES to (407)808-0324 so we can reserve your spot.
  • *Pre-Registration/text is required 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.
therapist at milk & honey clinic