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Navigating Feeding Struggles with Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

Every day, families walk through our doors seeking answers and support for their little ones as our therapists conduct an initial evaluation, a recurring theme emerges – the struggles faced during the infancy stage, particularly with breast or bottle feeding. What might seem like common challenges often signify deeper issues that, unfortunately, get overlooked. In this blog post, we shed light on the connection between a baby's breathing and feeding abilities and introduce a course designed to empower parents – the Out Of The Mouth Of Babes course.

Many parents find themselves grappling with painful feeding, improper latch, and even mastitis during their baby's feeding journey. These challenges are more than mere inconveniences; they can signal underlying issues that need attention. However, it's disheartening to learn that, all too often, these concerns are dismissed or downplayed by healthcare providers. The result? Parents are left feeling discouraged and helpless in the face of their child's feeding difficulties.

Mother breastfeeding a newborn baby.

The heart of the matter often lies in a baby's ability to breathe properly. Surprising as it may seem, inefficient breathing can have an effect on fundamental functions, especially when it comes to feeding and swallowing. 

A baby breathing properly is essential for several fundamental functions. 

  1. Easier to eat

When a baby breathes efficiently, feeding becomes a more natural and comfortable process. Proper oxygen intake ensures that your little one can focus on the joy of nourishment without the added stress of compromised breathing.

  1. Calm feeding environment

A well-regulated breathing pattern creates a calm and relaxed atmosphere during mealtimes. This not only benefits the baby but also contributes to a positive feeding experience for both the baby and mother. 

  1. Positive association between mealtimes

Feeding is not just about nutrition; it's an essential bonding experience. Babies who can breathe properly associate mealtimes with comfort and connection, fostering a positive relationship with food from an early age.

Baby being fed with a spoon by caregiver

  1. Proper intake of food during a feed

Inefficient breathing can disrupt the natural rhythm of feeding, leading to issues like improper latching and insufficient intake of milk or formula. Addressing breathing challenges lays the foundation for a more effective and nourishing feeding routine.

Feeding challenges in babies often go beyond the surface, and recognizing the connection between breathing and feeding is the key to unlocking solutions. The Out Of The Mouth Of Babes course is not just an educational experience; it's a lifeline for parents seeking support and empowerment. Join us in this transformative journey as we guide you through the intricacies of breathing and feeding, helping you pave the way for a positive and nourishing future for your little one. Enroll in the Out Of The Mouth Of Babes course today and witness the difference it can make in your baby's life

Learn more about this during the Out Of The Mouth Of Babes course.

A mom and baby sitting together and smiling.


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