Lactation, Breastfeeding, Infant Feeding Services
Support/education on: breastfeeding, lactation, pumping, bottle feeding, formula prep, starting solids (baby-led, puree/spoon fed, combo)
Topics include but not limited to: prenatal planning/education, first few days postpartum, settling in, sore nipples/pain, breast engorgement, clogs/ductal narrowing, mastitis/ breast inflammation and/or infection, management of oversupply/forceful letdown, positioning/latch-on difficulty/refusal, re-lactation, adoptive feeding, feeding pattern assessment, low milk supply/slow weight gain, infant food sensitivities, maternal breastfeeding diet, premature/special needs infants, twins/other multiples, infant oral assessment, tethered oral tissues (such as Tongue Tie), history of breast/chest surgery, hand expression, pumping, back-to-work issues, flange fitting, safe formula preparation, bottle refusal/difficulties, optimal bottle feeding, starting solids, breastfeeding toddlers, weaning
We approach breastfeeding as a whole-body activity for both baby and mother
The best time to learn about breastfeeding, bottle feeding and lactation, is before baby is here! During a prenatal consult we will review your health history to identify any concerns that may impact breastfeeding and lactation and develop a plan to optimize your breastfeeding start.
Initial Lactation Consult
Initial lactation consults are individualized and tailored to the needs and goals of your family. We will work with you, using a whole-body lens, to identify the source(s) of your breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and lactation challenges and then develop a plan with you to help you reach your goals.
During this consult we will work on optimizing your baby's bottle feeding and develop a plan to get your baby's feeding back on track. Baby's latch on the bottle and quality of feeding will be assessed via a whole-body lens. We will then work together to develop a plan so that feeding can be an enjoyable experience for the whole family.
You'd be surprised by how much we can achieve during a virtual consult! During a virtual consult we will conduct a thorough review of your health and lactation history, work on positioning and latch as needed, and a create a breastfeeding/bottle feeding/pumping plan tailored to your family's needs. Virtual appointments are not appropriate or recommended for every situation and may require in-person follow up. Feel free to contact me before booking, if you want to make sure that a virtual session is appropriate for your situation.
Occupational Therapy Services
Handwriting/Fine Motor Delay, Developmental Delay, Motor Coordination and Visual Perceptual Delay, Sensory Processing/Emotional Regulation Difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Executive Function Difficulties, Feeding Delay/Picky Eating, Oral Motor Dysfunction (including Pre and Post Frenectomy Support), Delays in Self-Help Skills, Delays in Social Skills, Premature Birth/NICU Graduate, Torticollis, Plagiocephaly (head flattening)
Wellness, Milestones, Developmental Sessions
Topics covered regarding typical child development include, but not limited to:
Milestones and typical development, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, sensory
processing support, emotional regulation, social skills, tummy time, starting solids,
picky eating, tips for soothing/reflux, preventing torticollis and plagiocephaly (flathead),
baby/toddler equipment/toys, baby wearing, sleep development.
Wellness, Milestones, and Developmental Sessions
Includes a 30 minute virtual (or optional in-person if local to Seward) session, with follow up email. Covers education on typical development and coaching on play/activities to further promote your child's development. **If I feel that an Occupational Therapy evaluation is warranted I can discuss options and resources local to you.
Is baby ready to start solids? Do you have questions on when and how to get started? This educational virtual (or optional in-person if local to Seward) coaching session will cover typical feeding development, the most up-to-date research based feeding recommendations, and various options for your baby/family. **If I feel that an Occupational Therapy evaluation is warranted I can discuss options and resources local to you.