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?”

Reflections on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Allyson Wessells, PT, MPT, IBCLC Breast Function: Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues to be important for awareness of the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. Understanding the function of the breast and its relation to disease prevention is equally important. The breast can be considered an organ of the immune systemContinue reading “Reflections on Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

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!”