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Reasons to reach out for a feeding consultation for your newborn.

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Feeding a newborn is not always as easy as you expected it to be. Unfortunately, parents don't always know there is someone out there who can help. It's easy to think you are doing something wrong or "my baby is just a difficult feeder" and continue to suffer through. Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby, seeking help early on is always best. Babies can quickly begin to develop habits or aversions to feeding if we don't address the root of the issue early on. During this early stage, their brains are developing and learning the things that make them feel good and the things that are uncomfortable. We want feeding to be a pleasant and enjoyable experience for you both. So, what are some reasons you might reach out for a feeding consultation?

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Lubbock Feeding Therapy and Lactation Counselor

  • Difficulty Latching onto the breast or bottle

  • Pain with breastfeeding

  • Excess fussiness throughout most feedings, Crying, Arching back away from bottle/breast

  • Aversion to feedings

  • Poor weight gain

  • Large spit ups after most feedings

  • Coughing/Choking during feedings

  • Gagging during feedings

  • Baby feeding for long periods of time (more than 45 minutes) and never seeming satisfied

  • Excess fatigue with feedings/Difficulty keeping baby awake for feedings

  • Noisy breathing during feedings

  • Smacking during feedings

  • Excess spillage while feeding

  • Gulping

  • Bottle refusal

  • Concerns with tongue or lip ties

  • Concerns with your breastmilk supply

  • NICU graduate, continuing to struggle with feeding

  • Difficulty feeding after respiratory illnesses

If you are experiencing any of these issues, we are here to help. If you are local to Lubbock, TX, please contact Little Ones, Infant and Pediatric Therapy for a feeding evaluation for your newborn. Our office is conveniently located in Lubbock. We also offer virtual consultations and home visits in special circumstances. Our therapist is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Lactation Counselor with prior pediatric acute care and NICU experience. We also offer feeding therapy and speech/language therapy for birth to school age children, as well as prenatal feeding consultations.

Please give us a call at (806) 370-0851 or you can email

If you are located outside of our area and unable to schedule a virtual consultation, please reach out to your local Speech-Language Pathologist and Lactation Consultant.


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