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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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Adapting Family Meals for Restaurant Meals

Posted on: May 17th, 2021

​At SOS Approach to Feeding, we talk a lot about Family Meal Routine, but do you ever wonder how you can carry over the basic strategies when eating at a restaurant? If so, this is the blog for you. First, let’s review. The goal of a Family Meal is for your child to eat a…

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Ideas for Helping Your Child Order from a Restaurant

Posted on: May 17th, 2021

Going to a restaurant can be overwhelming, both for your picky eater and you as a parent! We have some quick tips and tricks to help the ordering process go a bit smoother. Go to the restaurant’s website and look at the menu before getting to the restaurant. Frequently, the menu may also offer pictures,…

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The Importance of Social Role Modeling

Posted on: April 12th, 2021

Did you know that children learn so many different skills just by watching you do them? This includes eating! We call this concept Social Role Modeling. Of course, children can learn through association (think about the experiment where Pavlov’s dog learned to salivate when he heard the bell) and learning through rewards/punishment. However, the 3rd…

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What is an IEP vs. IHP vs. 504

Posted on: March 15th, 2021

It is hard to navigate the support systems that the school systems offer. There are so many acronyms, and it can be challenging to keep everything straight. What does an IEP, 504, and IHP mean? And what is the difference between them? We will help walk you through that. If your child is having any…

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Supporting Your Child in taking Medications & Supplements

Posted on: March 8th, 2021

Taking medications can sometimes be so difficult for our children. Medications may have adverse tastes and smells. Here are some strategies that have helped our families help children to take medications. Work on chewing and swallowing foods that are similar in consistency to the medication or supplement. For example, if your child needs to take…

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Are Preterm Babies at Risk for Sensory Processing Challenges?

Posted on: February 8th, 2021

When a baby is born prematurely, do they have differing sensory system profiles than babies that are born at term? Do their sensory difficulties continue with them until later on in childhood? What the research tells us is that babies that are born prematurely may have different sensory processing patterns than their term peers. Let’s…

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Timing Your Child’s Drink to Set Them Up for Success

Posted on: January 11th, 2021

We know many kids who would love to drink their whole meal. They are great at drinking milk, juice, water, Pediasure, etc., but you would prefer for them to actually eat their food–sound familiar? If you have one of these kiddos at home, we have a quick easy suggestion to try. Introduce the actual meal…

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