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Infant Feeding Services 

Infant Feeding Therapy

You and your Feeding Therapist will feed your baby together. The therapist will help with any breast or bottle feeding concerns, as well as the introduction to spoon feeding, and the transition to solid foods and cup drinking. Feeding is a developmental skill that develops between birth and three years of age, which is why early intervention to address feeding challenges is so important. 


When should a baby be referred for feeding therapy?

  • Does not latch well and/or consistently to the breast or bottle

  • Has a lot of milk coming out of their mouth during feedings (they may soak through a bip or birth cloth with each feeding)

  • Coughing or choking with breast or bottle feedings

  • Frequent & large spit ups, projectile vomiting, or spit up comes out of the nose regularly 

  • Reported to be "Hard-to-Feed" by more than one adult

  • Refuses the bottle (if you need them to take a bottle)

  • Takes more than 30 minutes to feed

  • Falls asleep during the beginning part of the feeding 

  • Trouble sleeping (i.e. not sleeping enough or sleeping more than expected)

  • Arching, crying, and/or hard to hold (during, or especially after feedings)

  • Gagging or fussing with puree feedings

  • Does not accept any purees by 10 months of age 

  • Grazing throughout the day (= eating every 1 to 1 1/2 hours) 

  • Does not accept any type of cup by 10 months of age 

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