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Surviving Halloween with a Picky Eater

Posted on: September 29th, 2022

What makes the Holidays so difficult for the Picky Eater (or Problem Feeder)? Holidays are about eating specific, traditional foods (some of which our children may not see at any other times of the year) Holidays are about sweets (which suppress appetite faster than any other food) Holidays are about lots of people (who our children may…

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Consequences of Gastroesophageal Reflux and Breastfeeding

Posted on: September 16th, 2022

Within the realm of feeding difficulties, the behavioral consequences of Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) comprise one of the most problematic sets of feeding issues encountered by families and professionals alike. In addition to the unique set of challenges GER creates for feeding, it also causes problems with handling and positioning a baby, sleeping patterns, motor development,…

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Plan to Support an Older Child in Weaning from the Bottle

Posted on: July 27th, 2022

In this case study, we will review a phone call consultation with a child’s mother and their therapist. Background History This four-year-old is formula dependent and only drinks it from his bottle while sitting at the table. The child eats well for approximately one meal per day. He eats solids twice a day and takes…

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Higher Calorie Store Bought Purees

Posted on: April 10th, 2022

If you have a child that is able to eat purees but is having some difficulties with weight gain, we’ve created a list of some of the highest calorie purees out there. Did you know that some of the store-bought baby foods only have 45 calories in 4 ounces whereas others have over 100? That…

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Supporting Your Child’s Posture at a Restaurant

Posted on: April 1st, 2022

You have probably heard from your therapist (or read from us!) about adjusting your child’s chair to provide postural support. Getting kids in a good posturally stable position at mealtimes is so helpful. Why? It’s beneficial for a few different reasons. It helps children stay at the table longer, supports their breathing (the body’s first…

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How to Use the Recipe Section to Think About Food Differently

Posted on: March 17th, 2022

We understand the stress that comes along with figuring out what to feed your child, especially when you have a picky eater. We have families tell us all of the time that their child’s doctor keeps saying they need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Well, you already know that! That is obvious, but you…

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Peanut Butter Dough

Posted on: February 27th, 2022

For many picky eaters, getting enough protein in their diet can be challenging. Meat requires higher-level oral motor skills, resulting in many kids becoming reliant on dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese) for the majority of their protein. Nuts and seeds offer an excellent addition to the diet, however, come with their own sensory challenges.  We…

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Common Reasons Why Children Won’t Eat

Posted on: January 23rd, 2022

A common myth in the world of Picky Eaters is that if the child is hungry enough, they will eat. Therefore, parents simply need to stop offering the child’s preferred food, and after missing a few meals, the child will be hungry enough to eat what you serve. We know that this is not true,…

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Readiness Cues at Different Ages

Posted on: January 4th, 2022

How will I know when my baby is ready for the next food texture? Introducing foods to your baby can be such a fun, exciting time. However, this is also a time of stress for many families, as there are many ideas about introducing foods (and lots of mom-shaming around your choices). Additionally, many families…

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