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.
I’ve experienced some of that stress and struggle. My husband Sean and I have two very sweet, rambunctious, silly little boys, Keegan (3) and Liam (1). While we’re very lucky to say they are healthy and strong, they’ve had 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.
As a speech-language pathologist, feeding specialist, certified lactation counselor, and mom, I’m bringing my knowledge and expertise to the table, combining it with my life experience, and sharing my journey as I put my recommendations into practice.
Join in and learn alongside me as I navigate mealtime in my home, Chicago.