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NEWBORN AND EARLY MOUTH DEVELOPMENT

By Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP

September 2015



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Read the first paragraph from the original blog found on Dysphagia Cafe.

 

The structures and functions of a newborn baby’s and young infant’s mouth can affect the life-long processes of feeding and speech. While many parents (and professionals) may be unaware, problems can begin to arise in utero and in the first weeks to months of life. However, through parent and professional education, there are ways to keep a baby’s mouth development “on track” beginning at birth....

 

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