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Lactation Support, Oral Motor & Feeding
 Therapy for Infants & Toddlers

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Anna Gross, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

As a licensed speech-language pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and Certified Lactation Counselor by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP), Anna offers evaluations and treatment for infant and toddler oral motor and feeding difficulties and disorders, as well as children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders.

Signs & Symptoms of Oral Motor

& Feeding Problems

Infant Signs & Symptoms:

  • Gassiness, colic, reflux, digestive issues

  • Weak suck, poor latch, and/or popping on and off the breast or bottle nipple

  • Coughing or gagging during feedin

  • Noisy feeding (e.g. clicking, loud breathing)

  • Dribbling during feeding

  • Noisy breathing / mouth breathing

  • Lip blisters

  • Ankyloglossia (tongue tie)

  • Poor weight gain

  • Difficulty sleeping (due to hunger)

Older Baby / Toddler Signs & Symptoms:

  • Difficulty transitioning to solid foods and/or open cup/straw drinking

  • Messy eating

  • Excessive drooling

  • Coughing, gagging, or vomiting when eating

  • Picky eating

  • Food stuffing and/or pocketing

  • Oral aversion, disliking certain textures, new foods, toothbrush

  • On-going pacifier or thumb sucking

  • Teeth grinding


Contact Me 

Anna Gross, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Tel 310-579-9710 Ext:1

The Breathe Institute Westwood

10921 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 801

The Breathe Institute Calabasas

4505 Las Virgenes Road, Suite 209

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