Lactation at NSPT
A Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS) helps guide a mother through the nursing process. An infant that is demonstrating any difficulty with latching, sucking and swallowing, or difficulty with the entire feeding process may benefit from lactation therapy with a speech language pathologist. The CLS will develop an individualized treatment plan to best support the mother and infant. North Shore Pediatric Therapy provides a unique experience in that our CLS’s are also speech language pathologists (SLP). The benefit of a CLS that is also a SLP is that you will get an extensive background in feeding, oral motor, and bottle skills.
- Latching difficulties
- Premature Infants
- Failure to Thrive
- Slow weight gain
- Tongue Tie
- GI Tube Infants
- Genetic Disorders
- Poor suck swallow breath patterns
- Difficulties transitioning to bottle when mother goes back to work
- For Mothers: yeast infections; low milk supply; painful nursing; pumping schedules
If you are suffering from mastitis, please consult with your OBGYN.