Getting the most out of feeding therapy for PFD: A step-by-step guide to finding the right pediatric feeding therapist

Published by Nicole Williams, OTD-OTR-L, at Desert Valley Pediatric Therapy in Arizona on Feb 15, 2024

When your child needs feeding therapy for pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), navigating the system to access treatment can be challenging. If your pediatrician recommends feeding therapy, the following are someRead full post…

A story of triumph over pediatric feeding disorder

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The way pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) manifests in each child is as varied as the children themselves. But so many stories of parenting children with PFD are the same. AnRead full post…

MY PFD JOURNEY: JAX

Published by Amber Mieras, Family Advisory Council Chair on Feb 14, 2024

Meet Amber and Jax Mieras. Amber is the Pillar Chair for Family Support and is also the devoted mother to nine-year-old Jax, who has Down syndrome. We invite you toRead full post…

Unlocking Hope: Join the Feeding Matters Family-Centered PFD Research Consortium

Published by Brandt Perry on Feb 12, 2024

Are you a parent or caregiver navigating the complexities of Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)? If so, you’re not alone. As a parent of two children facing these challenges, I intimatelyRead full post…

Feeding Matters Receives Transformative Grant

Published by Feeding Matters on Jan 31, 2024

Feeding Matters recently received a generous grant from the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation to transform early identification in Arizona and enhance world-wide awareness for pediatric feeding disorder (PFD). ForRead full post…

Behind the headlines: Exploring the complex world of tongue tie releases and pediatric feeding disorder

Published by Feeding Matters on Jan 29, 2024

A tongue tie release procedure (frenectomy or frenotomy) is increasingly prevalent among children with pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) that the majority of them have had it, or their parents atRead full post…

New Clinical Tool Available

Published by Feeding Matters on Dec 19, 2023

A new clinical tool has been authored by MAJ Patrick Reeves MD, FAAP. The Clinical Action Plan for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition is a free open access resource designed toRead full post…

My PFD Story: Georgio

Published by Gia Licata & Nicholas Matthews on

We tried for over a year to get pregnant and we couldn’t have been happier when we found out I finally was. After many loses, medications, and tears.. our miracleRead full post…

My PFD Story: Ashley

Published by Ashley Collier on

My daughter was a 33-week preemie and hated to be fed. We were discharged from the NICU without reliable feeds and tried to outrun a feeding tube for years. SheRead full post…

Bidding Farewell to 2023

Published by Feeding Matters on Dec 18, 2023

Celebrating 2023 at Feeding Matters and getting one step closer to creating a world where children with PFD will thrive. A lot can happen in 365 days. And with theRead full post…

My PFD Journey: Jax

Published by Amber Mieras, Family Advisory Council Chair on Dec 07, 2023

Meet Amber and Jax Mieras. Amber is the Pillar Chair for Family Support and is also the devoted mother to nine-year-old Jax, who has Down syndrome. We invite you toRead full post…

Why PFD assessment and management vary for each patient and community

Published by Jaclyn Pederson, MHI, chief executive officer on Dec 01, 2023

Reporting on our findings from researching the landscape of pediatric feeding disorder treatment Every day at Feeding Matters, we hear stories from families and professionals of progress and struggles, ofRead full post…

Championing change: One feeding specialist’s advice for improving NICU feeding

Published by Ramya Kumar, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, IBCLC, NTMTC on Nov 27, 2023

By Ramya Kumar, NICU Developmental Coordinator at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital; Speech-Language Pathologist at Arizona NICU Follow-Up Specialists As a NICU feeding specialist, advocating for even a small change in practiceRead full post…

A case for giving: Why gifts to Feeding Matters matter

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Feeding Matters is the only organization where education, advocacy and support for pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) is our passion and purpose. In this season of nonprofit giving, one supporter explainsRead full post…

Thoughts from the Airport after the ASHA Convention

Published by Jaclyn Pederson, MHI on Nov 20, 2023

This week took my breath away. Something I’m working on in my own leadership journey is taking the time to celebrate and acknowledge success as sometimes I’m moving too fastRead full post…

When holidays are more hungry than happy

Published by Gabi Lake on Nov 16, 2023

**TW: Eating disorders. Author has been in recovery for 15 years, and is speaking to her story as someone who has overcome it. The holiday season is meant to beRead full post…

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