Adding Fuel to the Fire

By: Heidi Liefer Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

When you have a child with a feeding problem, it can be very difficult to find people who understand how tough it is, and how pervasive the fear and pressure can be. It is tempting to talk about the problem … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast Episode 14: Getting Unstuck

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode, Jennifer and Heidi are discussing the common traps in tube weaning and how people can easily get stuck on their journey from feeding tube to family table. As discussed in previous episodes, Jennifer and Heidi will … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast Episode 13: Structure Without Stress

In this week’s episode, Jennifer is joined by Brianna Brown, a speech therapist and member of the Thrive Tube Weaning Team. Brianna works in the Spectrum Pediatrics clinic in Alexandria, VA, working in Early Intervention, as well as working with … Read More

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Tube To Table Podcast Episode 12: Tricks and Treats

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode of Tube to Table, Jennifer and Heidi discuss how tricks and treats are used to encourage children to eat or make progress in therapy and why this is detrimental to their relationship with food. This can … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast Episode 11: The Tortoise and The Hare

How fast should tube weaning really be? Is there a right speed? At Thrive, we hear from parents starting their journey, in the middle of weaning, or during follow up wondering about how fast to push their kid or how … Read More

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Tube To Table Podcast Episode 10: Safety First

This week’s episode is all about the safety parameters put in place during your child’s tube weaning journey and how we work together with your child’s medical team to establish boundaries to make sure your child is safe. In preparation … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast Episode 9: Learning to Swim

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Teaching a child how to eat when they aren’t experiencing hunger is like teaching that child to swim in a pool without water. What does this mean? In this week’s episode, Jennifer and Heidi break down this analogy that we use in … Read More

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First Things First: Overcoming Feeding Aversion and Feeding Tube Dependency

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L and Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

Overcoming Feeding Aversion and Feeding Tube Dependency. Created by Jennifer Berry and Heidi Moreland Over the years we have met many families who have gone to great lengths to help their children overcome feeding challenges, feeding aversions, and feeding tube … Read More

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Tube To Table Podcast Episode 8: Every Moment Matters

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Is there a moment that stands out for you during you tube weaning journey? This week’s episode of the Tube to Table Podcast focuses on all the moments that stand out for both therapists and families during their tube weaning … Read More

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Baby Led Weaning: What is it?

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Baby Led Weaning. You have likely seen Instagram posts of kids eating vegetables, or blog posts and articles about the benefits of baby led weaning.  It is clearly gaining popularity as an option for transitioning children onto solid foods instead of the more traditional approach of introducing … Read More

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