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Breastfeeding the Baby with a Sensory Processing Disorder

Maybe you’ve heard about sensory processing disorder (SPD). There’s no solid science to identify its exact cause, but there are plenty of myths about what it is, and what it isn’t. No, SPD is not the same condition as autism; yes, even newborns can exhibit behaviors consistent with SPD, and these can and sometimes do impact breastfeeding. Since babies can exhibit these behaviors for reasons other than SPD, how can parents or professionals figure out what’s what?

Join Marie and her special guest, author Nancy Williams, MA, MFT, CCE, IBCLC, as they talk about possible birth-related triggers for SPD behaviors, how SPD might impact a baby’s behavior at breast, and three tell-tale signs that point to SPD as a likely explanation for breastfeeding difficulties. Get several of Nancy’s practical tips on how to help your baby with SPD, see how professionals in different disciplines can help the baby, and find media that help to understand and resolve the problem.

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