Kellie Eason RN, RM, IBCLC
Kellie has had over 20 years supporting families as a Nurse, Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has a special interest and experience in Infant Myofunctional Therapy and supporting families involved in complex infant feeding issues. She runs private practices in Essendon & Preston Victoria, Australia
Imagine sitting at the dinner table, simply eating and enjoying your meal...finishing your meal and then getting on with the rest of your day.....
Now visualise this...
Let us take this a step further and add some depth to this...
These eating difficulties have been going on for so long, that you start becoming hyper vigilant, irritable and then agitated, really easily
You can't sleep, because you are so wound up that you are unable to relax
The one you rely on for comfort is trying all they can, but they are starting to emotionally crumble as they feel inept
What does an infant feeding difficulty look like?
Research indicates that early infant feeding difficulties are possible markers for ongoing developmental issues of which outcomes can be improved with early intervention.
Considering this, it is imperative that early infant feeding issues are addressed by someone suitability qualified in supporting infant feeding issues such as an IBCLC, Infant Feeding Therapist, Infant Speech Pathologist or Oral Myofunctional Therapist