• Newborn Feeding Work Outs
  • End Mealtime Battles With Happy Eating Club
  • Are newborn reflexes causing your baby's bottle refusal?
  • 6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Picky Eating Course
  • Ready, Set, Read - Learn The Skills Required For Reading
  • Newborn Feeding Work Outs
  • End Mealtime Battles With Happy Eating Club
  • Are newborn reflexes causing your baby's bottle refusal?
  • 6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Picky Eating Course
  • Ready, Set, Read - Learn The Skills Required For Reading

Newborn Feeding Work Outs

Cindy Hooks Morrison, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC Did you know that when you snuggle your sweet baby in your arms and offer them a bottle that they are beginning a newborn feeding work out? In order for your baby to meet their nutritional needs, newborns need to be able to do three things during feedings. They need to suck, compress (provide pressure on a nipple) and coordinate their breathing to protect their tiny airways. As you feed your baby, … [Continue reading...]

End Mealtime Battles With Happy Eating Club

Happy Eating Club

Today I had the pleasure of connecting with a wonderful mom, Kirsten, who participated in Happy Eating Club last year and still uses what she learned with her family. Kirsten and I discussed her experience in the program and where her family is now, almost a year later, in their feeding journey as they consistently utilize the information, strategies and resources she gained in Happy Eating Club. Happy Eating Club is a flexible 14-day program … [Continue reading...]

Are newborn reflexes causing your baby’s bottle refusal?

newborn reflexes

Cindy Hooks Morrison, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC Your baby was born with eight, innate, oral motor reflexes to help facilitate successful mealtimes. All of these reflexes have important roles, but two reflexes, rooting and sucking, are specifically helping you with every feeding during the first four months of your baby’s life. The root reflex is activated when an infant’s lips and mouth are lightly touched. This causes your baby’s mouth to open. … [Continue reading...]

6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Picky Eating Course

6 questions to ask before choosing a picky eating course

Since the launch of Happy Eating Club in 2014, a variety of picky eating course pop-ups have emerged on-line.  Some are being offered by licensed and credentialed health care professionals and some are being offered by popular, non-clinically experienced food bloggers selling meal plans. As new moms navigate through the marketing, it's becoming a bit more confusing to determine which course to choose. Here are six top questions to ask when … [Continue reading...]