Feeding Difficulties in Newborns
There are many families who experience difficulty with breast- and/or bottle-feeding in the newborn period. At the Step by Step Feeding Clinic, our goal is to support you and your infant in establishing more efficient and enjoyable feedings.
Feeding difficulties in the newborn period may be due to:
Oral motor incoordination
Oral hypersensitivity (gagging on nipple or pacifier)
Tongue and/or lip ties
Difficulty with state regulation (too sleepy, lack of hunger cues, etc.)
Gastrointestinal difficulties (reflux, slow stomach emptying, milk sensitivities/allergies)
Resulting issues may include:
Poor weight gain
Breastfeeding complications (maternal pain/discomfort, poor supply)
Please call today for an initial evaluation. Appointments for newborns are typically accommodated within one week.