Breastfeeding | Bottle Feeding | Combination Feeding | Tethered Oral Tissues | Introduction to Solids
Cassie is an occupational therapist of 12 years, certified lactation counselor, and mom of 4. Don't let the stress of uncertainty take the FUN out of feeding your baby! Get professional guidance and support through baby's first year and beyond.
Feeding your baby can seem overwhelming, stressful, and confusing with so many opinions on whether purees or table foods are best for your baby. We are here to help you navigate through the noise, answer your questions, and show you how to confidently feed your baby in a way that works for your family.
Our infant feeding specialties
As both parents & therapists, we too experienced the stress that comes with feeding our babies and recognized the need for a whole-body, collaborative approach.
As both an OT and CLC, Cassie recognizes that breastfeeding is a whole-body experience that takes coordination and strength of the head, neck, and tongue. We also collaborate closely with several local lactation consultants because we believe it takes a villages to help baby and mommy duos thrive. Find our local favorites here.
Tethered Oral Tissues
When the mouth and tongue have restrictions and decreased mobility, this can result in feeding challenges including inefficient or weak latch, nipple pain for mother, poor weight gain, etc. Babies with tongue restriction also typically dislike tummy time. Read more about TOTs here.
For various reasons, some babies or toddlers may struggle with introduction to solid food. We can help you decide which foods to offer and which foods to wait on, how to respond to baby's cues, and how to take some pressure off BOTH of you to make feeding enjoyable.
Motor & Oral Motor Interventions
We teach the TummyTime! Method & other simple body & mouth exercises to help baby develop strength and coordination of their entire body including neck, face, mouth, and tongue. Let us show you how to easily implement these into the flow of your day.
Bottle Transition & Food Progression
Is my baby ready for solid food? What cup should I offer my baby and when? What if my baby gags or chokes? Whether 1:1 or in a group with other babies and mamas, we will answer all of these questions & more! Feeding your baby should be FUN!
Nurturing the Caregiver-Child Relationship
We strive to offer you peace of mind in your daily routines with your family. We believe that the success of any intervention lies in the connection between parents & their babies. Our goal is to foster those connections to help your family enjoy these everyday moments.