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Why Do Better Feeding Skills Create Amazing Baby Experiences?

Feeding babies is just…feeding, right? Whether they breastfeed, bottle-feed, use a cup or a spoon, they just need to breathe and take in food and drink, right? Um, no. Babies don’t come fully grown, so it makes sense their bodily structures will grow, and then develop different skills at different times. But do we watch how our own skills and interactions affect the babies? Oops! Maybe not!
Join Marie and her guest, Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI. As a speech-language pathologist, Diane explains how early feeding experiences help babies to gather information about their world and learn to express themselves. You’ll start to watch how you position your baby at breast, how you offer a bottle, and how you wield your baby’s spoon. Learn how pacifiers and sippy cups can impact feeding and speech skills, why it’s important for a baby to breathe through his nose, and other technical and practical aspects of oral activities that have long-term consequences. (Get glossary at

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