FLOURISH PEDIATRIC THERAPY AND LACTATION
Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) providing expertise in infant feeding, feeding therapy, early intervention, and lactation support.
At Flourish, you get pediatric feeding expertise and lactation support, under one roof.
Commonly treated conditions/issues include:
Breastfeeding and bottle feeding difficulties
Management of issues related to tongue/lip ties (click here for more)
Poor weight gain/slow weight gain
Difficulties transitioning to solids
Torticollis and head flattening/molding
Muscle tone abnormalities
If you are struggling to feed your baby or child, you deserve support to meet your goals. You deserve to get the accurate, evidence-based information needed to make the best decision for yourself, your baby, and your family. I want you to be able to get those answers quickly, because feeding impacts your quality of life. I also value a team approach to care and collaborate with other providers in the community to help families find answers.
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For client portal access (to schedule/cancel appointments or view documents) click here: Flourish Pediatric Therapy and Lactation LLC | SimplePractice (clientsecure.me)
Online Prenatal Breastfeeding Class is available now, click here for more info!
NEW!!! The online course on transitioning your baby to solids is now available, click here for more info!
Occupational therapists focus on "occupations," or what is important for a person to function well in any aspect of his/her life. For children, this means eating, sleeping, playing....we work on what is impacting FUNCTION.
Skilled breastfeeding support for nursing moms is provided in conjunction with support for infant feeding difficulties. Breastfeeding is a two person activity, and issues with both mom and baby can affect success. We can cover it all.
If you are considering a consult with Jeanne, don’t hesitate any longer. I cannot sing her praises enough!! As a occupational therapist AND lactation consultant she has such a wide base of knowledge. Every session she gave us practice tips to work on my little ones strength and endurance to help with her feedings. The knowledge that Jeanne has given me in regards to infant development, sucking and feeding is irreplaceable! I will forever be grateful our path crossed with Jeanne’s when it did. -Amanda, mom of Emery
Jeanne was truly an answer to our prayers for our little boy. He was diagnosed with a tongue tie shortly after birth that immediately had a negative impact on our breastfeeding. Having nursed his older brother for 15 months, I was devastated at the thought of not being able to do the same with him. After 2 tongue tie revisions and therapy with Jeanne, I am elated to say that our sweet boy is completely healed and nursing like a champ! Thank you, Jeanne, for your patience and diligence when we needed it most. Being able to nurse my son is one of the most rewarding aspects of motherhood for me. Thank you for helping to make it happen! -Margo, mom of Thomas
Jeanne is wonderful. She got us in quickly and created an individualized plan for my son. She addressed all of our concerns and got us the resources we needed to improve our feeding difficulties. She was always easy to get in touch with. All of our feeding issues have been resolved because of Jeanne and we could not be more pleased. We would recommend her to anyone struggling to feed their child! -Elizabeth, mom of Rowan
Jeanne is absolutely wonderful and I couldn’t recommend her more. I felt very lost and confused about breastfeeding and she addressed all of my concerns without making me feel overwhelmed. I thought for sure that I wouldn’t be able to continue breastfeeding my daughter after the first couple of weeks due to pain, latch issues, and my own inexperience, but we’re nearing two months of a happy and healthy baby! Jeanne is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and clearly passionate about helping her clients, which is so helpful at such a crucial time in mom and baby’s life!
-Claire, mom of baby Anne Marie
Jeanne was highly recommended to me by both my pediatrician and the pediatric dentist. I’m so thankful that we are using her to help our baby and family. She is so kind and truly cares about our goals for breastfeeding. Thank you! -Lauren, mom of Harper
Flourish helped our family go from surviving feedings to thriving with feedings! If you are struggling to breast/bottle feed your baby book an appointment ASAP. Jean is sweet, understanding, and very knowledgeable to help you work through the struggles. With help and Flourish your child can enjoy feeding time too! -Blair, mom of Lou
After a frustrating and painful experience with breastfeeding, my little one was diagnosed with a lip and tongue tie at six weeks. She clicked a lot while sucking and drew in lots of air, which caused extreme gas and discomfort. After her revision, we were referred to Jeanne by Dr.Gouri. I was ready to give up on nursing and become an exclusive pumper, but Jeanne assured me that with a bit of work, my daughter would be able to nurse. After a few appointments, my daughter finally learned how to suck and is exclusively nursing! Jeanne is extremely professional yet kind and gentle; she also listens and reassures. My experience with Jeanne was nothing short of amazing. I thoroughly recommend her services. I’m genuinely thankful for helping us on this journey.
-Tiffany, mom of Marie
GET IN TOUCH
Questions? Interested in scheduling an evaluation? Feel free to reach out via email, phone call, or text message!
304 La Rue France Ste 100 Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 918-3249 (fax)
ABOUT THE THERAPIST
Jeanne Pichoff, LOTR, IBCLC
Jeanne has been a pediatric therapist for 17 years. She fell in love with working in early intervention as a new graduate, and has worked in various settings including the NICU, hospital, and outpatient clinics. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Dexter, and has two boys, Blaise and Ilan. Ilan’s birth changed her life and career, as he was born with tongue and lip ties and she experienced major breastfeeding difficulties. Jeanne recognized a gap in her training as an occupational therapist serving families with feeding difficulties, in that she had never been taught anything about breastfeeding in OT school. Fueled by her own experience with breastfeeding struggles and with the understanding that she needed to learn more about lactation to better serve families having feeding difficulties, Jeanne obtained various lactation credentials over a period of years. She became an IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant) after many years of study and clinical experience, to compliment her skill base with infant feeding and allow her to offer comprehensive care to breastfeeding families. Jeanne also provides continuing education to other therapists interested in lactation via the Lactation OT platform, teaching two courses that are taken online by therapist across the country, entitled “Tongue Ties, Breastfeeding, and the Lactation Savvy Therapist” and “Failure to Thrive, Suboptimal Weight Gain, and the Lactation Savvy Therapist.”