The anatomy of a swallow: The complex process that can challenge children with PFD

Published by Georgia A. Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA on Jun 12, 2024

The process of swallowing that most people take for granted is a remarkably intricate series of sensory and motor events. Developing effective treatments to support children with pediatric feeding disorderRead full post…

7 tips for SLPs to improve support for children with PFD and their families

Published by Stephanie Cohen, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC on May 15, 2024

The perspective on feeding therapy from a speech-language pathologist When a child struggles with eating or eats differently than parents expect, it impacts the entire family. That’s because eating isRead full post…

Building a care team for PFD

Published by Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP, CLC on Feb 26, 2024

In Washington state, every child supported by early intervention (EI) for pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) is treated by a team that includes a nurse, dietitian and a speech and languageRead full post…

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…

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…

Feeding questionnaire a springboard for physical therapy needs

Published by Karen Crilly, PT DPT, Advanced clinical specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital on Oct 20, 2023

How one physical therapist uses the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire to identify a child’s areas of need and how she can help Feeding challenges never occur in a vacuum.Read full post…

Supporting a smoother transition to home for NICU babies

Published by Feeding Matters on Oct 02, 2023

New guidelines for NICU discharge can lead to radical improvements…as long as staff have the means to implement them   In his years as a neonatologist, Vincent C. Smith, MD,Read full post…

Focus on Food Safety

Published by Anna Busenburg, RD, CSP, LD, CLC on Sep 05, 2023

This blog post is published as part of a paid partnership between Feeding Matters and Reckitt Mead Johnson Nutrition. Learn more about our corporate partnership program and ethical standards forRead full post…

Pediatric feeding with empathy: 8 ways to think through a compassionate lens

Published by Marsha Dunn Klein, pediatric occupational therapist on Aug 17, 2023

On a vacation to Monterey, Mexico, I sat at a fancy restaurant and friends presented me with a plate of worms. Since I am a curious eater, and it wasRead full post…

My Experience Researching PFD

Published by Michelle McKay on Aug 08, 2023

Hello! I’m Michelle, and I am thrilled to share where my inspiration for becoming a feeding therapist came from and introduce my newest research project. I have a full-circle storyRead full post…

A mother’s journey with PFD shines a light on research

Published by By Hayley Estrem, PhD, RN, Assistant professor at UNCW on Jul 21, 2023

I clearly remember the day a doctor’s news changed my life. After months of chasing my baby around with a bottle to eat an ounce at a time, I learnedRead full post…

When ‘Expert’ Advice Is Unhelpful: A Guide to Avoiding Misleading Social Media Advice on PFD

Published by Feeding Matters on Jul 17, 2023

The pitfalls of unhelpful and misleading social media advice for clinicians and caregivers and how to avoid them Whether you’re a clinician or a caregiver, unhelpful and inaccurate content isRead full post…

Thickening Breast Milk with Gelmix: New Guides and Handouts

Published by Gelmix on May 18, 2023

This blog post is part of a corporate partnership with Gelmix.  We’re excited to announce new materials, recipes and guides for thickening breast milk with Gelmix Infant Thickener. Our goalRead full post…

4 things every pediatric occupational therapist should know

Published by Kate Barlow, OTD, OTR/L, IMH-E on Apr 25, 2023

In honor of occupational therapy month this April, a leader in addressing pediatric feeding disorder shares what OTs can do to improve care for children By Kate Barlow, OTD, OTR/L,Read full post…

The Power of Trauma Informed Care for Children with Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Published by Feeding Matters on Apr 05, 2023

Of all the clinical appointments for 15-year-old Maya Roberto over the years, one stands out. Instead of catatonically going through the motions of her echocardiogram, Maya interacted with her cardiologist,Read full post…

Collaboration with Arizona Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program

Published by Feeding Matters on Mar 25, 2023

Recently, Feeding Matters has been working closely with the Arizona Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) whichRead full post…

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