Advent Therapy: Every One Unique

Swallowing and Lactation


Birth to 4

An infant or toddlers ability to manage breast feeding, bottle or food includes sucking, breathing, chewing and swallowing safely.

Any impairment in that ability may be treated by licensed therapists. Pediatricians and medical specialists may refer your child for swallowing therapy if the following medical challenges are present:

  • Sucking and swallowing difficulties with breast or bottle — NICU discharge
  • Reflux, vomiting or other gastrointestinal disorders that cause swallowing disorders or aspiration of liquids
  • Neuromotor involvement with respiration
  • Delayed self-feeding with hands or utensils
  • Alternative means of nutrition; naso or gastro-intestinal tube, Oral motor dysfunction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cleft and Lip Palate