Healthy bowel movements We know that stooling patterns can affect eating while also giving us important information about the GI tract. While "normal" may vary between individuals, in our clinic we establish daily stooling to encourage hunger, improve motility, and reduce reflux. Many of the children we treat for feeding problems have difficulty with regular stooling patterns. Read more here Keep Reading >>
What SLPs Need to Know About the Medical Side of Pediatric Feeding
Please check out the blog I wrote for ASHA (The American Speech and Hearing Association)! http://blog.asha.org/2014/06/03/what-slps-need-to-know-about-the-medical-side-of-pediatric-feeding/ Keep Reading >>
GI Issues that interfere with successful feeding: How to recognize the symptoms
There are many reasons that infants and children develop feeding problems. Many of these children have a history of prematurity, neurological dysfunction, respiratory issues, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and learned patterns of behavior as well as other issues. Research supports that a significant number of children have feeding difficulty related to their GI dysfunction. Hyman PE. Keep Reading >>
The importance of gastroenterology in treating feeding problems.
At UNC Hospitals, I do about 7 new feeding evals each week. 5 of these are with our pediatric feeding team which includes speech, GI and nutrition and 2 are scheduled as a speech pathology/feeding evaluation. The evals are scheduled based on the doctor's referral so they come in earmarked for feeding team or written for a speech path feeding eval. I've been making a mental note of the Keep Reading >>