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Sucking vs Suckling and Mouth Development

  Sucking vs Sucking Did you know that babies are born with reflexes that assist them with feeding until they are ready to do the movements on their own? There are 7 reflexes that help your baby with feeding. Most of these reflexes “integrate” or disappear within the first year of life or shortly after. […]

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I’m Brooke
I'm a speech therapist specializing in early language, but more importantly, I'm a mom of a toddler who has been on her own journey with physical and occupational therapy
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  Consistent mouth breathing is never normal. A child’s breathing can be compromised for any number of reasons. These include enlarged tonsils and adenoids, allergies, chronic illness, recurrent middle ear infections, and chronic upper airway infections. When a child cannot effectively breathe through their nose for any of these reasons, they begin to mouth breathe. […]

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