Poems and a Loss of Words

Published by Jeremiah Blue on Oct 29, 2019

“I made myself a snowball,” Sandra presents to her son Mason, rehearsing a Shel Silverstein poem he will recite for his third-grade class. Standing as tall as he can atRead full post…

Back to School Time!

Published by Alba Chester on Aug 20, 2019

Where did summer go? As store aisles go from patriotic flags to notebooks and pencils my stress level as a mother of three children with various Pediatric Feeding Disorders startsRead full post…

Camp Responsibilities: Establishing Protocols to Prevent and Respond to Food-Allergic Reactions

Published by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) on Jun 25, 2019

It’s estimated that each year, more than 11 million children and adults attend a camp. Throughout the U.S., there are more than 12,000 day and summer camps, run by nonprofitRead full post…

Summer Travel Tips for Children with Special Needs

Published by Cathy Humphrey on Jun 05, 2019

With Memorial Day behind us, many families are setting their sights on summer vacations. When you travel with children (or adults!) with special feeding or other healthcare needs, here areRead full post…

NICU Graduates: On Track for Ongoing Feeding Success!

Published by Allyson Goodwyn-Craine on May 28, 2019

This article is reposted with permission from ASHA’s Leader Live blog and shares Sunnyside Medical Center’s three tracks to support feeding skills progression following the NICU. As each little feederRead full post…

Register Now: 2019 Virtual Town Halls

Published by Feeding Matters on May 21, 2019

Now that Feeding Matters’ PFD Alliance and thought leaders have convened at the 2019 International PFD Conference, the Feeding Matters’ Strategic Plan is available for public viewing. We maintain ourRead full post…

Can you say EOSINOPHILIC? (E-O-sin-O-fill-ik)

Published by Feeding Matters on May 17, 2019

The body’s immune system serves as its own internal ambulance, responding to crisis and triaging needs as they arise. Most times that rapid response works out just fine. But sometimes,Read full post…

FAACT(S) About Food Allergies

Published by Feeding Matters on Apr 26, 2019

Millions of people live with food allergies and the guessing game that comes with diagnosing them and avoiding the foods that trigger a reaction. It’s a well-documented struggle for adultsRead full post…

My Journey with Mikarah

Published by djennings on Nov 16, 2018

I am a mother of four children. My youngest child, Mikarah, was diagnosed with feeding difficulties, better known as failure to thrive, at about 8 weeks of age. She wasRead full post…

Mealtimes: No Magic Required

Published by Growing Independent Eaters on Oct 24, 2018

When families begin the process of weaning from feeding tubes at home, a paralysis can take place, where you feel a lot of pressure to create magical mealtimes that willRead full post…

Meet Mason

Published by Feeding Matters on Oct 15, 2018

When Mason began losing weight and showing signs that he had stopped growing at just a few months old, his doctor recommended that it was time to see a specialist.Read full post…

FIVE WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD IS MALNOURISHED

Published by ASPEN on Sep 24, 2018

Proper nutrition is vital to your child’s health, growth, and development. When your child isn’t eating or getting enough calories and the proper nutrients, there can be trouble ahead. MalnutritionRead full post…

SCHOOL-BASED ACCOMMODATIONS & SUPPORTS

Published by Kim Lechneer on Sep 05, 2018

Children with pediatric feeding disorder have diverse needs ranging from refusals to eat specific textures to an inability to chew and swallow that necessitates medical interventions such as tube feedingsRead full post…

MEET NOAH

Published by Feeding Matters on Aug 27, 2018

Born at 3 pounds, 8 ounces, little Noah immediately struggled to eat and spent the first months of his life in the NICU. His parents tried several methods of gettingRead full post…

VIDEO BLOG: MEET HADYN

Published by Feeding Matters on Jul 09, 2018

Pediatric feeding disorder effect every area of a child’s development, including their social, emotional, physical, and mental well-being. Today, you will meet Hadyn, who was born with a chromosome disorderRead full post…

VIDEO BLOG: MEET LUCY

Published by Feeding Matters on Jun 25, 2018

At about six months old, Lucy’s parents, Garrett and Jake, decided to begin feeding her simple solid foods like rice cereal and formula. To her parent’s surprise, the first timeRead full post…