Jennifer Ainsworth, OTR/L, NTMTC, is a pediatric occupational therapist and Neonatal Touch and Massage certified. Jenn has cared for patients in a variety of settings throughout her career, including outpatient pediatric rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation and the NICU. Jenn specializes in pre-feeding, initiating po feeds and progressing through the stages of feeding with emphasis on providing education on feeding and development to moms. She has extensive training and experience in feeding difficulties from neonates through childhood. Jenn has attended neurodevelopmental treatment courses for handling and facilitation of typical motor patterns and makes the connection as to how motor patterns relate to successful feeding experience for both mom and infants. She strongly believes in the power of intentional touch and believes that feeding is best when worked on from the foundation of movement patterns and the innate developmental sucking pattern as it relates to feeding. She is passionate about empowering and educating moms so they can enjoy each stage of motherhood!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Ainsworth is the co-founder and lead occupational therapist of Balanced Baby. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Jennifer Ainsworth has no relevant non-financial relationships.