Suzanne Pitkin, MS, CCC-SLP
ROOTS Speech Therapy
Re-education of Oral Tendencies for Success
Suzanne Pitkin is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 10 years of experience in the field working with a wide range of pediatric clients.
After becoming a mom and having breast feeding difficulties, Suzanne began attending therapy for her daughter for pre and post operative therapy for tethered oral tissues (tongue, lip, and buccals ties) and she experienced therapy from the parent perspective. This furthered her passion to work with families to offer support to those going through this process to enrich their child’s health and optimize their development.
Suzanne is passionate about all things speech therapy and truly helping families get to the root cause of feeding and speech challenges. She will work with your family to help correct oral compensatory strategies likely contributing to compounding issues such as breast feeding challenges, feeding/swallowing issues, articulation/speech deficits, mouth breathing, oral habits, and more. Suzanne will work to determine the underlying cause of a problem to find the most effective solution. This direct approach will offer life long results as therapy is functionally focused on determining the root issue. Ultimately this prevents other health consequences, leads to more optimal function of the mouth, and therefore the whole body.
To contact Suzanne to schedule:
Call/text: (860) 266-6510
Lori Atkins, RN, IBCLC
Oh Baby! Lactation
My name is Lori Atkins, and I'm a Registered Nurse, as well as a Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, in Connecticut. Attending my best friends' birth many years ago led me to fall in love with Women’s Health. My long and varied expertise includes:
- Excelling as a Labor and Delivery RN at a large city hospital
- Running an obstetrical clinic
- Teaching Childbirth and Breastfeeding classes
- Working in a level 3 NICU
- Creating, as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a comprehensive, hospital-wide breast pump program.
In-hospital breastfeeding care is so important for new parents, but I always am frustrated for families if they struggle to find the support they need when breastfeeding problems are more common once they've come home.
I have created Oh, Baby! with love, compassion and knowledge to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.
To contact Lori to schedule:
Call or text: 860-212-5440
Some things we can help with include:
Slow or poor weight gain issues
Nipple pain and help with latch
Assessment and plans of care for infant Tongue Tie
Women with a history of breast surgery
Exclusive or partial breastmilk pumping feeding situations
Breastmilk supply challenges
Adoptive, or inducing non-birth parent lactation
Basic and complex breastfeeding management
Supporting all family structures, specializing in LGBT family care, surrogate and gestational carrier consultations
Preemie infant feeding management
Knowledge in the care of grieving parents who've lost their babies through stillbirth or neonatal death
Human milk bank donation
Breast pumping and individualized feeding plans as parents transition back to work