Introducing LACI: Learning Advanced through Collaborative Initiatives

Published by on Sep 06, 2019

Feeding Matters’ newest program, the Professional Collaborative: LACI (Learning Advanced through Collaborative Initiatives), is a 6-month virtual learning experience for occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in Maricopa County. Funded byRead full post…

Open Call for Abstracts: PFD Research Small Grant Program

Published by on Sep 02, 2019

Feeding Matters is excited to introduce a small grant program to support the growing need for research on PFD. An initiative of Feeding Matters’ PFD Alliance Research Pillar, the smallRead full post…

Infant Allergy Awareness Month

Published by on Jul 18, 2019

Food allergies in infants and children are becoming more prevalent. A new survey of 900 US moms (of children aged 0-1) and 100 US pediatricians took a look at theRead full post…

Register Now: 2019 Virtual Town Halls

Published by 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…

Advances in Practice: Implementing the IDDSI

Published by Feeding Matters on May 01, 2019

Dysphagia, or in simple terms, difficulty transporting food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach, affects an estimated 560 million people worldwide. In 2012, the International Dysphagia Diet StandardizationRead full post…

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH

Published by Feeding Matters on Feb 20, 2019

February is American Heart Month, and at Feeding Matters, we are constantly striving to raise awareness about pediatric heart conditions and their relationship to feeding struggles. Below, you will findRead full post…

TAKING A PROACTIVE APPROACH IN IDENTIFYING DELAYED DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS

Published by First Things First on Jan 23, 2019

While every child develops at their own pace, there are certain milestones they should reach from birth to age 5 in how they play, eat, learn, speak, behave and move.Read full post…

FEEDING TUBES FOR ALL – ADVANCING FEEDING TUBE TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR TINIEST PATIENTS

Published by Avanos on Jan 07, 2019

Feeding a child may seem like a simple task, but mealtimes can be challenging for parents and caregivers whose children are living with serious medical conditions. Tube feeding is aRead full post…

NICU AWARENESS MONTH

Published by Feeding Matters on Nov 12, 2018

To honor Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, Feeding Matters created an infographic to share how prevalent pediatric feeding disorder can be in children who have spent time in a NICU.Read full post…

ARE ALL KIDS PICKY

Published by Dr. Kay Toomey on Nov 05, 2018

In my role as a Pediatric Psychologist, Pediatric Feeding Specialist and Developer of the SOS Approach to Feeding, I have heard this “myth” being reported frequently by well-meaning professionals tryingRead full post…

OPINION: PREEMIE NIPPLE USE WITH OLDER INFANTS?

Published by Allyson Goodwyn-Craine on Sep 27, 2018

Unintended consequences of the extended use of preemie flow rate bottle nipples to support breastfeeding There is a popular belief among many healthcare professionals and social media support groups thatRead full post…

FEEDING THERAPY CAN BE RISKY BUSINESS

Published by Feeding Matters on Sep 20, 2018

Six Best Practices to Provide Safe Feeding Therapy While Reducing Your Liability Feeding therapy can be scary not only to a new, inexperienced feeding therapist but even to those ofRead full post…

WORKSHOP Q & A: FEEDING ISSUES IN SUBSTANCE EXPOSED INFANT

Published by Feeding Matters on Aug 20, 2018

After our July 26 workshop on Feeding Issues in Substance Exposed Infants, Feeding Matters sat down with Joy V. Browne, Ph.D., PCNS, IMH-E (IV) to continue the conversation. Feeding Matters:Read full post…

OFFICE HOURS WITH MICHELLE MASTIN, PHD: INTENSIVE FEEDING THERAPY

Published by Feeding Matters on Aug 13, 2018

We know how hard it can be to get your questions answered by medical professionals, and we understand the struggle in determining the right next steps in your child’s feedingRead full post…

FEEDING ISSUES IN SUBSTANCE EXPOSED INFANTS

Published by Feeding Matters on Jun 04, 2018

With the national increase in substance use, the resulting impact on infants and young children is immense. Not only does it affect them medically and developmentally, but also it affectsRead full post…

INTRODUCING FEEDING MATTERS PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATIVE

Published by Feeding Matters on May 30, 2018

Created to transform the local systems of care in communities across the United States, Feeding Matters’ Advocacy and Early Intervention Model (AIM) brought together more than 28 community partners interestedRead full post…