Feeding and Growth Issues in Children

baby making a mess with an egg

Articles and resources on feeding children who have difficulty eating

"I hold my breath every time he gets on the doctor's scale. It seems to be the ultimate test of my worthiness as a parent." Laura Williams

Meal Time Hints For Children With Food Aversion
Suggestions for feeding children with tactile sensitivity or other issues that effect eating. (Rachel Browne)

Tips for Feeding Children Who Are Picky Eaters
A parenting expert provides easy tips for feeding picky eaters - basic mealtime rules, healthy snacks, small food portions and a relaxed approach. (Elizabeth Pantley)

Lovable and Healthy Nutrition for Children
Fear around nutrition - whether children appear to eat enough or too much or even the right foods - is a hardwired protective instinct. (Mark Bertin, MD)

Hints On Feeding A Child With Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)
Diet and feeding hints for children with dysphagia from the mother of preemie twins. (Barb Wagner)

Gastroesophageal Reflux
Symptoms and management of reflux in premature babies. (Dianne Maroney)

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Oral Defensiveness Activities
Sensory integration issues can play a big role in feeding issues of young children. Here are some oral sensory integration activities for the home. (Virginia Brick and Jacque Shatako)

Food Reactions
Food allergies, food sensitivity and food intolerance in children. (Dr. Michel Cohen)

Airline Travel with an On-Board Pump or Implanted Ports
Travel tips for for bringing a pump or implanted port through airport security and on to an airplane. (Olney Foundation)