This recorded presentation is for occupational therapy practitioners and other professionals who are interested in learning about occupational therapy’s role in supporting infant feeding and new parents postpartum. This presentation covers how infant feeding influences all areas of occupation, specific occupational interventions to help support infant feeding, as well as additional considerations such as mentalContinue reading “Occupational Therapy + Lactation Webinar”
Category Archives: Infant Health
What is Craniosacral Therapy for Infants?
Allyson Wessells, PT, MPT, IBCLC What is Craniosacral Therapy (CST)? Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on on therapy guided by touch and intention. CST can optimize space and cerebrospinal fluid circulation within the cranium and throughout our spine where our nervous system is originating and directing our bodies to move. It has origins inContinue reading “What is Craniosacral Therapy for Infants?”
Making Milk & Accessing Human Milk
Caring for an infant can be stressful at times, but the recent formula shortage has really amplified all the normal infant feeding stressors. We see you all struggling with the extra pressure to make milk or know where you’ll find the formula your baby tolerates best. Here are some tips for making milk and accessingContinue reading “Making Milk & Accessing Human Milk”
Breastfeeding is Confidence!
Allyson Wessells, PT, MPT, IBCLC Breastfeeding is visual, breastfeeding is movement, but probably more than anything, breastfeeding is confidence! We see it daily in the families that call on us as lactation consultants to help them through basic to complex challenges. The look on a parent’s face is confidence as they discover how to holdContinue reading “Breastfeeding is Confidence!”
Don’t let the ABC’s Interfere with Your 4 B’s!
The ABC’s (Alone, Back, Crib) of sleep have become a common phrase for infant sleep safety throughout hospitals, clinics, and communities for several years. This often challenges biological norms of how an infant expects to feed, connect, move, develop and sleep in proximity to parents. We see these challenges nearly every day as we workContinue reading “Don’t let the ABC’s Interfere with Your 4 B’s!”