Feeding & Latching Difficulties For Babies

For the tiniest among us, the ability to feed and latch is a crucial milestone. But for some infants, this process can be unexpectedly tricky. That's where pediatric physiotherapy steps in, offering a comprehensive range of gentle and effective techniques to address these feeding difficulties.

  • Myofascial Release: This specialized therapy involves applying gentle sustained pressure to release tension in the neck and jaw muscles, as well as the connective tissues (fascia) surrounding them. This technique aims to alleviate restrictions and tightness that may impede feeding and latching for babies. By promoting relaxation and restoring natural movement, myofascial release creates a more comfortable foundation for infants during feeding.
  • Tension Motion Release (TMR) Tots & Teens: This approach focuses on functional outcomes to address feeding and latching difficulties. By gently correcting postural asymmetry, particularly in the neck and upper body, TMR facilitates significant improvements in muscle function and coordination, essential for your baby's feeding and latching success. TMR incorporates engaging techniques, including therapeutic play and personalized activities tailored to your baby's unique interests and abilities. This empowers both you and your little one, equipping you with valuable tools and strategies to navigate these challenges with confidence. Overall, this comprehensive method offers an individualized approach that targets the underlying root causes of feeding and latching issues, leading to a more successful feeding experience for you and your baby.
  • Positioning and Latching Expertise: Parents receive expert guidance on proper positioning techniques and techniques that promote a deeper latch for more effective feeding.
  • Assessment and Intervention for Oral Function: Our physiotherapists conduct comprehensive assessments to identify any anatomical or physiological factors contributing to feeding difficulties, guiding targeted interventions.
  • Parent Education and Support: Empowering parents with valuable information and techniques for continued progress at home is a crucial aspect of the physiotherapy process.

In this personalized approach, our physiotherapists serve as dedicated partners in the journey towards nourishment and nurturing for your precious little one. Through their expertise, babies can overcome feeding challenges and embark on a path of healthy growth and development.

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