Certified Lactation Counseling
(Paired with Occupational Therapy)
Our OT is also a Certified Lactation Counselor, who specializes in infant feeding difficulties and therapeutic infant massage (for digestive health and sensory processing). By combining Occupational Therapy and Certified Lactation Counseling, we are able to provide breastfeeding assistance much longer than just your stay in the hospital. We can also provide ongoing supportive services that grow with you and your baby.
Here at Therapy In Motion, we encourage breastfeeding whenever possible, and work together with our clients to find feasible solutions to their problems and concerns through counseling, support, and therapeutic interventions.
Schedule an appointment with our OT/CLC who will provide you with an infant feeding evaluation. Let us help you identify the steps you need to take to make breastfeeding a reality.
ARE YOU HAVING DIFFICULTY BREASTFEEDING?
Is nursing painful for you?
Does your baby cry after feeding?
Are your nipples sore, cracked, or bleeding?
Does your baby seem to reject the breast?
Are you worried that your baby isn’t getting enough milk?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!
The breastfeeding process can be a beautiful and natural bonding experience for mothers and their babies. However, sometimes this can feel like the farthest from the truth and when we, as mothers, struggle with something that is “supposed to happen so naturally”, it can leave us feeling frustrated, hopeless, and alone.
we can help turn a negative breastfeeding experience into a positive and successful one!
Our OT is trained to evaluate and address problems with:
Existence of Tongue Thrust
Exaggerated Bite Reflex
Delayed Swallow Initiation
Sensory Processing Skills
All of these factors can either contribute to or inhibit
successful breastfeeding as well as the healthy growth
and development of babies and children.
Conditions that Benefit:
Failure to Thrive
Complications during Pregnancy/Delivery
At-Risk for Developmental Delay
Motor & Sensory Impairments
Visual, Speech, & Hearing Deficits
Prenatal Drug/Alcohol Exposure
(and many more)
NURSING A BABY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Breastfeeding can be tricky enough when you do not have a child with special needs, but if your new bundle of joy has any type of complication, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming, scary, and might feel like breastfeeding is impossible.
For many higher-level breastfeeding difficulties, our Occupational Therapist can provide additional support, expertise, and creative solutions that can make nursing successful so that your special baby can still reap the many benefits of your nutritious breast milk. We can also provide further therapeutic intervention to help your little one grow up to reach their full and wonderful potential.