What can Firefly Pediatric Therapies help my newborn with?
Sore, Cracked, and/or Bleeding Nipples
Poor Weight Gain/Losing Weight
Difficulty with Bottle
Uncomfortable Gassy Infant
Choking/Coughing with Feeds
Feeding Preterm Infants
What’s Your Feeding Goal?
Historically lactation consultants have worked with families on breast feeding, with the majority of the attention on the mother, and speech therapists target bottle feeding with a primary focus of the infant. As a dual credentialed IBCLC and SLP, I am able to come alongside a dyad and support both.
As a speech therapist with 15+ years of experience including NICU and outpatient infant feeding, I understand the infant’s role in the dyad. I have helped pre-term infants successfully feed with and without NG tubes. As a mom, I understand the pressures of “just wanting to feed my child.” I come to the table with a unique perspective on how to utilize all the tools and options to help an infant grow and develop to the full extent of their potential. I enjoy working closely with your child’s team of doulas, midwives, pediatricians, dietitians, ENTs, gastroenterologists and pediatric dentists.
When I work with a family assisting on infant feeding, I understand the time demands that this precious life is going to eat every three hours, even on weekends. As I am able, I am available to my patients for support beyond the 9-5 hours of a typical clinic setting. I invest in your journey and can’t wait to hear of your family’s success.