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Infant Feeding

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Our infant feeding specialists will help new parents navigate the journey of feeding their baby, whether it’s finding baby’s best latch on the breast/bottle or difficult transitioning to table food.

Our specially trained therapists will help when baby:

  • Is not gaining weight or growing
  • Refuses to eat or drink
  • Difficulty transitioning to a bottle
  • Spits up or throws up a lot
  • Is causing pain to mom’s breasts
  • Cries or arches back when feeding
  • Has trouble coordinating breathing while eating or drinking
  • Demonstrates difficulty chewing
  • Coughs or gags during meals
  • Has a gurgle, breathy or hoarse voice during or after meals
  • Clicks while suckling from the breast or bottle

Great Feedback from Great Families

Attending the feeding clinic at BDI was a life changing experience. Having both a specialized speech/feeding therapist and occupational therapist working together to observe and assess my child was key in pinpointing the underlying issues we needed to address. The clinic resulted in a thorough assessment including any further evaluations needed covering a wide spectrum of possible problems and solutions. Per my experience at the clinic we've chosen BDI as our therapy home and we could not be happier with our child's progress and overall experience. The feeding clinic changed my life, and I know the services my child is receiving at BDI are forever changing his."

Getting Started With Infant Feeding

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See what others have to say...

    review rating 5  We have a child who has received services at BDI Playhouse (speech, OT and PT) for about a year and a half now. I would highly recommend BDI playhouse to other families. First of all, we have absolutely LOVED each of the therapists we have worked with. They clearly care about our child’s progress and are always willing to answer my questions and provide ideas or suggestions as needed. I also appreciate that they will communicate amongst themselves to discuss my son’s goals and to make sure we’re looking at the big picture. He has made tremendous progress during his time at BDI. They are also excellent at helping me navigate other options to explore. One of BDI’s biggest strengths is that their office staff is as wonderful as their therapists. We recently went through a frustrating insurance issue where we needed to obtain approval for additional PT sessions. Insurance was (surprise surprise) slow to address the matter but the wonderful team at BDI did a ton of work on their end to get the approval for additional sessions. They even held my son’s spot for weeks and weeks to ensure that he could be seen again as soon as the matter was resolved. I really appreciate how they helped me navigate this problem. I also want to touch on the fact that BDI offers some unique services. They do bike riding lessons, offer some aquatic therapy, feeding therapy, and they have several classes you can sign your child up for to help further their progress. They also offer a monthly gait clinic and will help you obtain orthotics as needed. Finally, their new facility is awesome, super clean and has a nice large waiting room. We have several options for therapy that our closer to us, but we are happy to be working with BDI!

    thumb Samia Bono
    8/07/2018

    review rating 5  Our son was a patient at BDI for 3.5 years and we had an outstanding experience there. His therapists were so patient with him and helped us understand his diagnosis and how we could support him at home. They were very knowledgeable and always willing to try new things and answer our questions. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and our son made huge gains because of the knowledge, patience, persistence, and dedication of his therapists at BDI. Since his discharge, I've had several follow up questions and even though he is no longer a patient, they are still willing to offer advice and support. I can't recommend BDI highly enough!

    thumb Melissa Harry
    2/14/2020

    review rating 5  Janis and her team are a highly skilled, professional group of clinicians. They value a multi-disciplinary approach to best meet the needs of their clients. BDI is a trusted referral source for my practice, and I am happy to recommend their services.

    thumb Lisa Konick
    10/01/2018

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