Dealing with Drinking

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

Many of the kids who wean from the feeding tube struggle with drinking.  Nursing and bottle drinking are supported by reflexes in the early days of infancy and designed to progress as a team with a caregiver.  Most kids who … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 44: Reframing Refusal

Welcome back to the Tube to Table Podcast. On this week’s episode, Reframing Refusal, Heidi and Jennifer are talking about how to reframe the experience you and your child have when they refuse to eat. We are so thankful for … Read More

Tube to Table: Episode 43: The Thrive Parent’s Bill of Rights

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode of Tube to Table, Jennifer and Heidi are discussing the Thrive Parent’s Bill of Rights. You may have seen this in a recent blog post at Thrive, but during this episode Jennifer and Heidi will dive … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 41: A Parent’s Perspective: Joe’s Story

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Welcome back to another episode of the Tube to Table podcast! We are continuing our “Parent’s Perspective” series with Joe’s story. On this week’s episode, Heidi sat down with Maggie, Joe’s mom who participated in the Thrive Intensive Tube Weaning … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 40: There’s No Place Like Home:

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast, Heidi and Jennifer are talking about the “where” of tube weaning. Where should tube weaning take place? What are the pros and cons to different weaning settings? They’ll answer all … Read More

Food Options While Shopping for New Eaters

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

Whether your child is weaning from the feeding tube or just learning to eat new things, grocery shopping can be a challenge. Especially right now, grocery shopping can be hard and you might not always find the specific food you’re looking for.   If your child’s favorite … Read More

How to Build Boundaries While Staying Responsive

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP and Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP

At Thrive, we often work with parents on building their own DOR (Division of Responsibility) within mealtimes. This was developed by Ellyn Satter and reviews the basics behind the roles of the parent and child at mealtimes. The parent’s role is to … Read More

Portion Sizes For Picky Eaters

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L

Many parents struggle with getting their children to eat certain foods, certain meals, or sometimes anything at all. For parents of picky eaters, anxious eaters, or kids that have feeding tubes or feeding disorders this struggle can be all too … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 31: Dealing With a Crisis

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode, Heidi is joined by Brianna Brown, a feeding therapist and member of the Thrive Tube Weaning Team. To follow up with last week’s topic on anxiety, Brianna and Heidi are discussing how to move forward when … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 30: Why Do We Worry About Worrying?

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast, Heidi is joined by Jamie, a feeding therapist and full-time member of the Thrive Tube Weaning Team. This week is Tube Feeding Awareness Week and we are so happy that … Read More