Children eat somewhere between three and nine times a day, and approximately 20-50% of typically developing children and 70-89% of children with developmental disabilities have feeding and swallowing challenges. This is a recipe for family stress. Feeding little ones who struggle to eat can be a major challenge for many parents and caregivers.
As a speech-language pathologist, feeding specialist, certified lactation counselor with over 10 years of experience working in a Pediatric Hospital setting, I’m here to provide support and individualized treatment for children with feeding difficulties and their families.
My husband Sean and I have three silly, lovable children, Keegan (6) and Liam (4), and Nora (2). While we’re very blessed to say they are healthy and strong, there have been feeding challenges along the way. We’ve faced latch issues, reflux, colic, coughing with liquids, and picky eating, and while I help families with these same challenges every day at work, approaching them at home is a whole new ballgame.
At ChiKids Feeding, I’m taking my clinical expertise, combining it with my personal experience, and providing the support families need. Here I will share evidence-based resources and creative treatment ideas, and evaluation, treatment and ongoing support for families of children with feeding difficulties.