The feeding therapist in me ALWAYS prefers high quality feeds over higher quantity feeds. I believe firmly in listening to the patient's cues and pushing them just to the point of success and teetering on the edge of what they tolerate to encourage the next step in their development. However, we cannot underestimate the need for appropriate calories and nutrition.
My first few years as a speech therapist, I knew I didn't know it all...but I definitely thought I knew a lot. I worked hard in school, paid close attention in my practicum, and had a really great CFY (clinical fellowship year). I also had some great opportunities to learn in various physician clinics. It… Continue reading Mommy vs. Speech Therapist
We all know pediasure is used to keep nutrients in our children who just aren't eating all that they need to eat. This can be for various reasons. Anything from picky eater to gut issues to a child with a tube who isn't allowed to eat by mouth. But what are we giving them? This… Continue reading Pediasure vs. Blended Diet