We work as a team to get to the root cause of your symptoms.

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Give us a call at
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speech language Pathologist (SLP)
+
International Board Certified LActation Consultant (IBCLC)

Kayla earned a bachelor of arts in speech language pathology and audiology in 2011, and a masters of science in speech language pathology in 2013 from southern illinois university edwardsville. she went on in her post graduate training to become a specialist in communication disorders, pediatric feeding disorders, and oral motor treatment in infants and toddlers.

Kayla's Why: 
"Becoming a mother and struggling to feed my own children changed me as a therapist completely. My eyes were opened to how broken the system was, and how truly little skilled support was being offered as a solution for many common feeding challenges. I realized my background put me in a unique position to make a change.  From that point on, I knew my purpose was to help other parents navigate this."

Kayla Richardson M.S. CCC-SLP, IBCLC

connect with me on instagram @feedingbaby.stl

Services Kayla Offers:

Lactation | Bottle Feeding | Feeding Therapy | Speech Therapy | Craniosacral Fascial Therapy 

Kayla can help you with:

tongue ties | oral dysfunction | starting solids | breastfeeding infants with Down syndrome | bottle feeding

glennon doyle

"Be messy
and complicated
and afraid
and show up anyways"



Speech language pathologist (SLP)
 +
International Board Certified LActation Consultant (IBCLC)

Nicole's WHY:
"My own significant struggles to feed my children and not having the support we needed...but grit got me through and we all succeeded for so many years! All 4 of my kids have a mix of ties and oral dysfunciton that led to mild-severe feeding difficulties at breast. From traumatic births and NICU stays, to oral ties, tube feedings, supplementing and hormonal low supply. You name it, we did it to succeed! I never want anyone to experience lack of support to meet your personal feeding and function goals! I have dedicated my life and career to staying on top of my skills to support families. I have build a collaborative team to work with to meet your goals no matter what they are!"




Nicole's WHY:
"My own significant struggles to feed my children and not having the support we needed...but grit got me through and we all succeeded for so many years! All 4 of my kids have a mix of ties and oral dysfunciton that led to mild-severe feeding difficulties at breast. From traumatic births and NICU stays, to oral ties, tube feedings, supplementing and hormonal low supply. You name it, we did it to succeed! I never want anyone to experience lack of support to meet your personal feeding and function goals! I have dedicated my life and career to staying on top of my skills to support families. I have build a collaborative team to work with to meet your goals no matter what they are!"




Nicole is a graduate from Fontbonne University with a bachelor's degree in Communication disorders and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She served in the u.s. Army and is an operation iraqi freedom vetran. She holds an associates degree in equestrian science.




Nicole Edwin M.S. CCC-SLP, IBCLC

Services Nicole Offers:

Lactation | Bottle Feeding Support |  Feeding Therapy | Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy | Craniosacral Therapy 

Nicole can help you with:

tongue ties | oral dysfunction | airway concerns | sleep disordered breathing | bottle feeding | breastfeeding

"Grow through what you go through."



To Request A Home Visit with Rachel
call or text us at
314-252-0153

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Rachel is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, providing families with in-home, clinic based, and virtual lactation support. She became a certified lactation counselor in 2018 through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice and has been doing home visits in private practice ever since. She completed her training at The Abeille Feeding Clinic and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2023.

 Her fascination with breastfeeding began with the birth of her first child in 2015. After hearing so much conflicting advice, she set out to educate herself as much as she could. She leaned heavily on lactation professionals throughout both of her breastfeeding journeys and quickly noticed a growing passion. The more she learned, the more she wanted to share this knowledge and support other families through their infant feeding journeys. Rachel promises to provide families with a judgment-free, safe space to share their hopes, feelings, and concerns about breastfeeding/chestfeeding. She’s passionate about supporting and counseling her clients to reach *their own* personal infant feeding goals, whatever they may be. Rachel has completed TOTS (tethered oral tissues) training, and continue to pursue advanced knowledge as an IBCLC. 

Rachel is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, providing families with in-home, clinic based, and virtual lactation support. She became a certified lactation counselor in 2018 through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice and has been doing home visits in private practice ever since. She completed her training at The Abeille Feeding Clinic and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2023.

 Her fascination with breastfeeding began with the birth of her first child in 2015. After hearing so much conflicting advice, she set out to educate herself as much as she could. She leaned heavily on lactation professionals throughout both of her breastfeeding journeys and quickly noticed a growing passion. The more she learned, the more she wanted to share this knowledge and support other families through their infant feeding journeys. Rachel promises to provide families with a judgment-free, safe space to share their hopes, feelings, and concerns about breastfeeding/chestfeeding. She’s passionate about supporting and counseling her clients to reach *their own* personal infant feeding goals, whatever they may be. Rachel has completed TOTS (tethered oral tissues) training, and continue to pursue advanced knowledge as an IBCLC. 

Rachel Koester IBCLC

Services Rachel Offers:

Lactation | Bottle Feeding

Rachel can help you with:

tongue ties | oral dysfunction | bottle feeding | prenatal planning | lactation education | feeding multiples | mastitis | nipple pain/trauma | low milk supply | weaning from a nipple shield | managing over supply | pumping | flange fitting | planning return to work | working with LGBQT+ families

“No one is you, and that is your power.”

- Dave Grohl


To Request A Home Visit with Theresa
call or text us at
314-252-0153

Registered Dietitian (RD) + International Board Certified LActation COnsultant (IBCLC)

I'm Theresa, a Registered Dietitian and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I have birthed and breastfed 2 beautiful babies and have been providing nutrition and lactation support to families for over 9 years. I am passionate about educating and supporting families, communities, and professionals about the importance of breastfeeding and nutrition and look forward to helping many families meet feeding goals. I am a lifelong learner and have completed 100s of hours of postgraduate training to enhance my knowledge to be better able to serve the clients I work with. 

I'm Theresa, a Registered Dietitian and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I have birthed and breastfed 2 beautiful babies and have been providing nutrition and lactation support to families for over 9 years. I am passionate about educating and supporting families, communities, and professionals about the importance of breastfeeding and nutrition and look forward to helping many families meet feeding goals. I am a lifelong learner and have completed 100s of hours of postgraduate training to enhance my knowledge to be better able to serve the clients I work with. 

Theresa Nickolaus RD, IBCLC

Services Theresa Offers:

Lactation | Bottle Feeding | Meal Planning

Theresa can help you with:

tongue ties | oral dysfunction | starting solids | bottle feeding | picky eating | preconception nutrition | prenatal planning | pre and postnatal nutrition | nutrition coaching | family mealtimes

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou


Physical therapist (DPT) + International Board Certified LActation COnsultant Student

Gina received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2013. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including outpatient, school, and in home early intervention services which has given her a well-rounded style of treatment.
Her passion is working with infants and their families, and she is often in a family’s home days or weeks after delivery. She has a holistic approach of looking at the whole child and she understands how infant feeding, sleeping, and motor skills all closely interact with each other. She is trained in the Gillespie Approach for cranio-sacral fascial therapy and has taken 100s of hours of post-graduate education in areas of interest such as primitive reflex work, polyvagal theory, infant sleep, babywearing, and more. 

My story:
I’m a wife and mother to my school aged son who was born prematurely and with a minor spinal cord impairment. For the first 3 years, my son needed a variety of therapies and treatments including lactation, physical, feeding, speech, occupational, and emotional counseling. Every single one of those professionals was critical to not only my son’s development, but to my development as a mother as well. Going through that experience has given me a full understanding of how the whole family and their environment needs to be considered in addition to treating the whole child. My passion is giving families the tools and education they need to be confident when raising their little ones

Gina received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2013. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including outpatient, school, and in home early intervention services which has given her a well-rounded style of treatment.
Her passion is working with infants and their families, and she is often in a family’s home days or weeks after delivery. She has a holistic approach of looking at the whole child and she understands how infant feeding, sleeping, and motor skills all closely interact with each other. She is trained in the Gillespie Approach for cranio-sacral fascial therapy and has taken 100s of hours of post-graduate education in areas of interest such as primitive reflex work, polyvagal theory, infant sleep, babywearing, and more. 

My story:
I’m a wife and mother to my school aged son who was born prematurely and with a minor spinal cord impairment. For the first 3 years, my son needed a variety of therapies and treatments including lactation, physical, feeding, speech, occupational, and emotional counseling. Every single one of those professionals was critical to not only my son’s development, but to my development as a mother as well. Going through that experience has given me a full understanding of how the whole family and their environment needs to be considered in addition to treating the whole child. My passion is giving families the tools and education they need to be confident when raising their little ones

Gina Mydlo, DPT

Services Gina Offers:

Physical Therapy | Lactation | Craniosacral Fascial Therapy 

Gina can help you with:

body tension | motor delays | tummy time | torticollis | head shape | retained reflexes | infant sleep | parent and baby nervous system regulation | postpartum bodywork

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
 + International Board Certified LActation COnsultant Student

Millie is a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Therapist. She offers both clinic and home visits for Speech and Language Therapy and Feeding Therapy in children 6 months and older. 

Millie earned her Bachelors of Science and Communication Disorders in 2018 and a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology in 2020 from Missouri State University. After graduation, Millie worded in s pediatric speech and language clinic for nearly three years before joining the Abeille team. She is continuing with post-graduate training to specialize in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and orofacial myofunctional disorders. Millie is a certified SOS trained feeding therapist with a focus on successful transition to solid foods and addressing "picky eating". 

Millie is completing our Lactation and Infant Feeding Therapy Fellowship and is working to expand her expertise as a feeding therapist into helping breastfeeding and bottle feeding families. 

Millie is a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Therapist. She offers both clinic and home visits for Speech and Language Therapy and Feeding Therapy in children 6 months and older. 

Millie earned her Bachelors of Science and Communication Disorders in 2018 and a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology in 2020 from Missouri State University. After graduation, Millie worded in s pediatric speech and language clinic for nearly three years before joining the Abeille team. She is continuing with post-graduate training to specialize in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and orofacial myofunctional disorders. Millie is a certified SOS trained feeding therapist with a focus on successful transition to solid foods and addressing "picky eating". 

Millie is completing our Lactation and Infant Feeding Therapy Fellowship and is working to expand her expertise as a feeding therapist into helping breastfeeding and bottle feeding families. 

Millie Wolz M.S. CCC-SLP

Services Millie Offers:

Feeding Therapy | Speech Therapy | Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy 

Millie can help you with:

speech sound disorders | early language development | starting solids | picky eating | oral dysfunction 

My dogs, Sadie & Jet. They are legit the best buds a girl could have!

Capturing special moments for people like you. Seriously, my job makes me so happy!

Traveling. Our recent adventure was to Rome, Italy and it was so amazing seeing that part of the world!

Jenna is mom of three who is married to her high school sweetheart. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she obtained her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She taught kindergarten for four years before leaving the teaching field to stay home with her children. 

Jenna is passionate about education and support surrounding oral functioning after experiencing a lack of support in her own feeding journey with one of her children. She is thrilled to be part of the Abeille Speech and Feeding team who makes it a priority that parents are a crucial piece of every child’s feeding journey and they receive the resources and education necessary to support their child in the best way possible.

Jenna is mom of three who is married to her high school sweetheart. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she obtained her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She taught kindergarten for four years before leaving the teaching field to stay home with her children. 

Jenna is passionate about education and support surrounding oral functioning after experiencing a lack of support in her own feeding journey with one of her children. She is thrilled to be part of the Abeille Speech and Feeding team who makes it a priority that parents are a crucial piece of every child’s feeding journey and they receive the resources and education necessary to support their child in the best way possible.

Patient Care Coordinator

Jenna Bailey

"Speak to children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become"