Are you unsure that a consultaion with a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) is necessary? TLC Speech Therapy offers free phone consultations. Talk to an experienced and certified lactation counselor to determine if an assessment is warranted. During the consultation, your questions will be addressed, recommendations will be made, and next steps will be developed.
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Why And How?
TLC Speech Therapy has dual certified speech-language pathologists and Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs). Our therapists are uniquely trained to support infants and children with baseline or suspected feeding or swallowing disorders to successfully breastfeed or chestfeed.
We offer support in the prenatal and postnatal phase to support families whose goal it is to breastfeed or chestfeed. In the prenatal phase, we offer clinical breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding and chestfeeding by providing training and education. In the postnatal phase, we also support families who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding and chestfeeding. We also provide education and support for pumping and returning to work.
Breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and lactation are natural but that doesn’t mean that it is an easy process for everyone. We counsel families who have questions, challenges or concerns to troubleshoot and formulate a plan. We are happy to collaborate and coordinate care with other healthcare providers.
What You Can Expect
Our dually certified therapists assess the entire breastfeeding and chestfeeding process from start to finish in the privacy of your home or virtually. We support the infant as well as the caregiver during the feeding process and troubleshoot any difficulties with latch and positioning. Our therapists use sensitive scales to determine pre and post feeding weights to evaluate the amount your baby is receiving.
What We Can Support
- Difficulty or Pain with Latching
- Difficulty with Weight Gain
- Failure to Thrive
- Positioning During Breastfeeding or Chestfeeding
- Premature Infants
- Pumping and Return to Work
- Tongue and Lip Ties (Tethered Oral Tissues)
- Craniofacial Anomalies
- Genetic Conditions
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease, (GERD)
- Laryngomalacia and tracheomalacia