Lactation and Infant Feeding Services

Child’sPlay Therapy Center is now offering lactation and infant feeding services, including both breastfeeding and bottle feeding! 

Our Certified Lactation Counselors and feeding therapists hold advanced degrees in Speech Language Pathology or Occupational Therapy. They have dedicated many years towards developing an expertise and becoming certified in many different areas of infant development, including breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and introduction to solids.

Our team specializes in a holistic understanding of your baby’s sensory and motor skills, co-regulation, ideal positioning, and the structure and functions of the mouth that are vital to successful feeding. Please call us today to see how our team can partner with you to support the feeding journey that best fits your family!

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

Feel confident and equipped as you prepare to welcome your new baby home. Join us for a 1:1 counseling session to get your lactation and infant feeding questions answered and to learn about:

  • Breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding basics  
  • Positioning  
  • Latching
  • Pumping
  • Preventing or troubleshooting common issues  

Breastfeeding and Bottle Feeding Evaluation and Treatment

Receive individualized support in achieving your goals for breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or combination feeding. We can help you to:

  • Identify feeding cues  
  • Achieve an effective latch on the breast or bottle  
  • Find the right balance between breast and bottle feeding that meets your family’s needs 
  • Problem solve pain  
  • Address milk supply issues  
  • Support feeding with tethered oral tissues  
  • Address swallowing or choking concerns  
  • Collaborate with your baby’s medical team to address more complex feeding difficulties
  • And more!  

Introduction to Solids Feeding Evaluation and Treatment

Ready to introduce solids or cups? Let us support you with this transition! Our feeding therapists are trained in:

  • Straw drinking  
  • Open cups  
  • Utensil use 
  • Picky eating 
  • Sensory integration  
  • Developmental motor skills (e.g., gross motor, fine motor, and postural support) 
  • Oral motor skills (e.g., biting, chewing, sucking, food spillage, etc.)  
  • Swallowing or choking concerns 
  • And more! 

When To Call?  

  • Any pain during breastfeeding   
  • Milk supply concerns   
  • Your baby takes more time to breastfeed or bottle feed than expected 
  • Latch concerns with bottle or breast  
  • Baby is feeding less frequently than expected 
  • Introducing bottle for transition back to work or daycare 
  • Baby is underweight  
  • You are feeling overwhelmed with feeding your baby 
  • Choking or frequent respiratory infections  
  • Milk or food spillage out of mouth during feeding  
  • Baby refuses or becomes upset with purees and solid foods 
  • Whenever you feel that your family needs extra support for your baby/toddler