Outpatient: Once a week or less (overnight stay not required)
Feeding therapy support in Australia for babies and children with feeding, swallowing and oral function difficulties.
Does your child have difficulties with eating, drinking or participating in mealtimes?
Is feeding stressful for the family or do you find yourself participating in a ‘battle of wills’ around mealtimes?
Are you concerned about how your child’s feeding will impact their nutrition, growth and development?
Are you looking for peace at mealtimes and wish your child enjoyed eating?
Do you have some concerns about your child’s feeding, but you’re not sure what to do next?
Babble & Munch Feeding Therapy has expertise in the assessment and treatment of infant and toddler feeding problems, as well as feeding and swallowing difficulties in older children (0-12 years).
Our team of highly skilled speech pathologists have specific expertise in infant and paediatric feeding and swallowing difficulties. Our aim is to support babies and children to discover (or rediscover) their own inner drive to eat and for their families to participate in enjoyable mealtimes.
Our focus is on identifying and understanding the underlying cause of your child’s feeding difficulties, building trust-based relationships, and supporting your child’s strengths to develop their feeding comfort, curiosity and skill.
Some of the feeding problems that we see include:
Difficulties with breastfeeding or bottle feeding
Sucking, swallowing or breathing difficulties during feeding
Coughing, choking or gagging
Poor endurance and fatigue
Distress with feeding
Difficulty transitioning to solids, lumps or finger foods
Fussy feeders, picky or selective eating
Chewing or oral motor problems
Oral aversions or feeding aversions
Tube feeding, tube dependency, tube weaning and transitions
Stressful mealtimes & mealtime battles
Feeding problems related to medical or congenital conditions including reflux, allergies, eosinophilic oesophagitis, constipation, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, tongue ties or lip ties, prematurity, developmental delay, down syndrome, cleft, visual impairment, poor growth and renal conditions.