KC Infant Feeding – Our approach is to find positive feeding solutions that balance infant nutrition with family mental health.
Emily and Morgan created KC Infant Feeding with one purpose in mind. Balance. Their paths first crossed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) supporting babies who struggled with feeding. With their skill sets and knowledge they provided parents and caregivers with information and techniques to help dissipate feeding difficulties. However, it wasn’t until they both experienced feeding struggles with their own newborns that they realized how essential the inclusion of family mental health considerations are in the development of feeding plans. This balanced approach ensures long term success and thriving infants. They now approach families they support with compassion, knowledge, and empowerment that comes from years of experience working with infants and personal moments of struggle, hope, and success.
Morgan Tishman M.S. CCC-SLP
Morgan Tishman holds a Master’s degree from the University of South Florida Speech-Language Pathology Program in Tampa, FL. She is a licensed and registered Speech Language Pathologist in both Kansas and Missouri specializing in the treatment of infants with feeding difficulties. Her areas of expertise include family/caregiver education and training, early intervention for speech and language development, feeding difficulties, feeding aversions, and baby milestone evaluations and treatment. After, experiencing feeding difficulties with her first baby her passion became providing specialized family-centered support and therapeutic interventions with a peaceful and balanced approach.
She has completed advanced and certified training in specialty areas including the BROSS approach and SOFFI (Supporting Oral Feedings in Fragile Infants) feeding method, Beckman Oral Motor, SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding, Yoga & Pilates therapy for children with special needs, Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour RYT, Cued Speech, and FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing). She has worked in an array of pediatric outpatient and pediatric acute care settings; including various Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).
Emily Winters, RN, MSN, IBCLC
Emily Winters started her nursing career as a bedside nurse in a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for over 10 years. After a personal experience with breastfeeding struggles and postpartum mood disorder she was drawn towards lactation as a way to help other women balance their desire to breastfeed with maternal mental health. As a NICU lactation consultant Emily has lots of experience helping mothers adjust their breastfeeding experience to fit current family needs. She has extensive experience with exclusive pumping, low milk supply counseling, breastfeeding after breast surgery, tethered oral tissues and helping infants with medical complications learn to breastfeed.
She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2017 and holds a Masters of Science in Public Health Nursing from the University of Kansas School of Nursing.
“Morgan is an exceptional therapist to work with. She continuously showed such great compassion and was extremely knowledgeable when working with my daughter. She provided the best care and always went above and beyond to make sure we were successful with therapy!” Megan W.
“I met Emily when our boys were babies. When I had my daughter I found out she was tongue tied, lip tied and had a buccal tie on each cheek. I contacted Emily and she was very supportive and knowledgeable about nursing an infant with oral ties before and after revisions. I met with her a few times to help with getting the proper latch and hold for us. I successfully nursed my daughter for 17 months when I didn’t think I would make it past the first 3 weeks. My third baby was premature, born at 31 weeks. Emily was my lactation specialist at the NICU. I’m not sure I could have done it without her! I had to exclusively pump which can be painful. Emily helped me find the correct flange size, the right pump for me as well as the correct setting on my pump. When my baby was big enough to nurse Emily helped me find the right size nipple shield and helped with weighted feeds to see if he was transferring milk. Once he left the NICU Emily helped me transition from exclusively pumping to nursing full time and only pumping when I’m away from him. I have also asked numerous questions about safe medications, dietary intolerances and a slew of other questions that she has helped me with. Emily has a passion for working with moms and their nursing babies. She is a great listener and has a ton of knowledge to offer! I wouldn’t have been able to successfully nurse my last two children with out her!” Cybill C.