About LEIF

LEIF Therapies provides compassionate lactation consulting, as well as feeding and communication therapies in order to support families in nurturing the development of their babies and toddlers.  We provide family centered, evidence based care to families on the Treasure Coast and are based out of Stuart, FL.

LEIF Therapies was born to empower families to nurture the growth of their children’s feeding and communication.

Feeding and early communication develop hand in hand: providing early bonding experiences, sharing anatomy, and acting as our first social behavior.

The foundation of LEIF Therapies is at the intersection of two child development practices, Speech Language Pathology and Lactation Consulting. The pairing of these two backgrounds allows for seamless support as you navigate feeding and communication development with your neonate through toddlerhood!

With two branches to this undertaking, lactation consulting services are offered in the home or at our Downtown Stuart office to support families in meeting their breastfeeding goals, while Early Intervention communication and feeding services for children birth – three are offered in the home or at our Downtown Stuart office located at 700 S. Colorado Ave.  

We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to child rearing

Our mission is to empower you to meet YOUR feeding goals, therefore we are dedicated to creating a judgement-free environment. Services are offered in the convenience of your own home, allowing for attention to and consideration of your family’s individual needs. 

 

Amelia “Mimi” Fry, MS, CCC-SLP / IBCLC

Mimi is a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with extensive experience working with young children on feeding, speech, and language development.  She graduated from the University of Washington with a master’s degree in Medical Speech Language Pathology, where she was able to focus her studies on pediatrics.

Since 2011, she has worked privately in a variety of settings, including homes, outpatient clinics, preschools, private schools, and a pediatric day treatment center for medically complex children. In 2015, she relocated with her family to North Carolina to study breastfeeding and lactation support through UNC Chapel Hill’s Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.

Mimi holds a license in the state of Florida to practice Speech Language Pathology and is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the International Lactation Consultant Association, and the Florida Lactation Consultant Association.