http://www.autismspeaks.org I wanted to highlight the Autism speaks website specifically the exploring feeding tool kit and the constipation tool kit. You can go to the site, register and download them for free. Research is indicating that children with autism have more constipation, reflux, and food Keep Reading >>
Starting feeding therapy for the child with gagging, vomiting, G-tube feeding and poor oral intake.
I want to share some simple ideas for assessing children with feeding disorders, specifically toddlers with feeding difficulty, g-tube dependence, or food refusal/ extreme picky eating and prioritizing intervention. Think about the whole child when assessing. The oral motor pattern is the last thing you should address(I realize this is the opposite of what most of us have been Keep Reading >>
Baby Led Weaning
Baby Led Weaning Recently, I have had several parents and friends ask me my opinion about Baby Led Weaning (BLW). Baby Led Weaning is defined on the BLW website as “letting your child feed themselves from the very start of weaning” meaning at the start of adding solids into their diet. The website shows a picture of an infant, around 6-7 months, self feeding a pork chop. Having Keep Reading >>
Welcome to Pediatric Feeding News!
I want to welcome you to pediatric feeding news! You have most likely found yourself here because you work in the area of pediatric feeding or you are interested in feeding issues and want more information on how to intervene. Some of you have received my newsletter in the past and I want to welcome you back! I have really missed putting the newsletter together and I am excited to start the Keep Reading >>
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