Collaborative Care:
Co-Treatment for Lactation and Infant Craniosacral at Indigo in Baltimore

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 What to expect in a co-treating session:

Both professionals will conduct an in-depth health history interview for both parent and infant. Parent’s treatment goals will be addressed with collaborative care. Both parent and infant will be assessed as a pair with respect. A feeding session will be observed.
Together the dyad will gain support and recommendations for latch, and parent and infant positioning.

Feeding Goals

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding is a dynamic process requiring coordination of reflexes and movement. In the face of breastfeeding challenges collaboration between care providers and parents allows for optimal outcomes.

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The foundation of these sessions is grounded in compassionate, non judgmental support. Families will be seen, heard and empowered.

Feeding goals are unique and multifaceted. YOUR family’s unique desires and choices will be valued.

In these one of kind appointments, families will meeting with both Austin Rees, LMT IBCLC for infant craniosacral therapy to maximize infants abilities at the breast and Kelly Kendall RN IBCLC for a rock solid, accessible lactation plan. No more conflicting information and multiple appointment locations. These carefully crafted sessions will maximize families precious time and energy while supporting breastfeeding goals.

Bodywork is typically performed on a massage table but it can also be done on the parent’s lap while breastfeeding/chestfeeding or bottle feeding. Mobile babies have the option for treatment on a mat. All families will leave with the steps to the TummyTime! Method, to optimize movement, strength, posture and connection.

Infant Craniosacral Therapy

Bodywork is typically performed on a massage table but it can also be done on the parent’s lap while breastfeeding/chestfeeding or bottle feeding. Mobile babies have the option for treatment on a mat. All families will leave with the steps to the TummyTime! Method, to optimize movement, strength, posture and connection.

Craniosacral therapy contributes to improvements in latch, comfort at the breast/chest, and changes in tongue and jaw movement.

Common breast/chest feeding results with Craniosacral Therapy:

  • Parent and baby more comfortable at the breast/chest
  • Optimal latch and transfer by reducing tension in the shoulders, neck, and jaw
  • Balanced nursing on both sides and in different positions
  • Less tension in the baby’s body at the breast/chest
  • Before a tongue tie release it reduces tension to assist with an optimal release
  • Post tongue tie release it reduces compensations at the breast/chest and promotes improved movement patterns

It takes a team. Together with lactation and bodywork combined, the parent and infant receive holistic supportive care to optimize their breast/chestfeeding goals. To learn more about Austin and Kelly, click here.

Both professionals will conduct an in-depth health history interview for both parent and infant. Parent’s treatment goals will be addressed with collaborative care. Both parent and infant will be assessed as a pair with respect. A feeding session will be observed. Together the dyad will gain support and recommendations for latch, and parent and infant positioning.

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