Healthcare Insights

Taking A Proactive Approach in Identifying Delayed Developmental Skills


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.

Skills such as taking first steps, eating solid food, speaking words or phrases and emotional self-control are considered developmental milestones. It is important for parents to pay attention to how their child is developing in the early years for potential learning delays and disabilities. Early intervention is key and you are your child’s biggest champion.

Feeding Tubes for All – Advancing Feeding Tube Technology for Our Tiniest Patients


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 a necessary alternative for children who are unable to ingest food orally due to a chronic illness. The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation estimates that approximately 20 percent of children under the age of 18 are tube fed, and there are more than 350 conditions that can require children to need nutritional support through tube feeding.

NICU Awareness Month


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. Feeding is complex, and eating is only instinctual in the first few weeks of life. After that, it is a learned behavior – early intervention is critical.

Workshop Q & A: Feeding Issues in Substance Exposed Infant


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: What are the three main take away points that you want people to leave with after viewing your workshop?

Dr. Browne:

Office Hours with Michelle Mastin, PhD: Intensive Feeding Therapy


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 feeding journey. 

That is why Feeding Matters is launching the new Office Hours workshop series. Each complimentary, 60-minute session will allow families navigating pediatric feeding disorder the opportunity to have their burning questions answered by medical and allied healthcare professionals while learning more about valuable topics.