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WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT MOUTH DEVELOPMENT FROM BIRTH: WHAT CAN GO WRONG AND WHY

By Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI

July 2015



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What Parents Need to Know Mouth development begins in utero and progresses very quickly in the first six-months of life. It is during the first year of life that health and development issues can arise due to negative changes in face, mouth, and airway structures. While many traits are inherited, parents can help their children develop the best possible face, mouth, and airway structures through the use of appropriate feeding and mouth development techniques which include appropriate oral play. You will find specific interviews/articles about these techniques in the section entitled So, What Can Parents Do? But first, we are going to talk about what can go wrong and why....
 

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