Increasing effectiveness of milk transfer
Establishing and maintaining supply
Breast pump help
Infant Occupational Therapy
Oral motor coordination
Latching & increasing effective milk transfer
About Beehive Postnatal
Jenna Papaioannou MS, OTR/L, CBS
I am an occupational therapist, certified breastfeeding specialist, and mother. I have experience working with people throughout the entire lifespan. When I gave birth to my son in 2020, it sparked a passion within me to learn anything and everything about breastfeeding.
While still in the hospital after giving birth to my son, I was experiencing pain with his latch. The lactation consultant mentioned I should have him assessed for a tongue tie. Within 6 weeks, he had both a lip and tongue tie laser frenotomy. My son and I persevered through post-surgical exercises and relearned how to latch and coordinate his oral motor movements as a team. I was already fascinated by the composition of breastmilk, and I began doing research and taking continuing education courses on tongue ties and oral motor development. With an education background of infant development, neuromuscular handling, environmental and activity adaptation, and sensory integration, occupational therapy is the perfect profession to help you reach your breastfeeding, bottlefeeding, and infant development goals.