My 3 month old son was taking three times as long as a normal baby to eat and was obviously struggling. My concerns were not listened to by anyone else I encountered, but Liz’s experience as a speech therapist saved us. She taught us some adaptations and how to strengthen his suck and exercises to improve his suck/swallow coordination. The first time she saw us, she said something that has stuck with me 5 years later “Feeding is supposed to be enjoyable and bonding for the mother and the baby. I’m so sorry you guys haven’t had that experience. We are going to work hard to change that.” Those words made all the difference for us, I felt understood and I felt hopeful for the first time since I realized something wasn’t right as a newborn. And he started to improve. Now he is a big, strong boy who eats just fine.
by elipat8_3bqrvd | Jun 8, 2021