Time to Take a Break: The Importance of Rest and Play

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

 Taking a step back from expectations and giving your child space to build trust around food and mealtimes is an important and necessary step in the tube weaning journey. If you are familiar with the Thrive Treatment Progression, you know … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 26: A Parent’s Perspective: Benji’s Story

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

We are so excited for this week’s episode, which marks the start of our series “A Parent’s Perspective”. The Tube to Table podcast will be featuring parents and families who have gone through our Tube Weaning program and can share … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 25: Comfort vs. Compliance

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode, your hosts Jennifer and Heidi, will discuss the difference between when children find comfort in eating vs. eating for compliance. It can be very difficult for families to identify if the success they are seeing is … Read More

6 Tips for Handling Unwanted Advice about How to Feed Your Kids

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L

For parents, feeding kids can be complicated.  Even when you have found a responsive approach to mealtimes that work for you and your little ones, dining with family and friends can make things even more complicated. When we gather for holidays, … Read More

Five Tips to Keep in Mind This Holiday Season

By: Danielle Campion, MS

1. Focus on creating memories: Big meals, ginger snaps, and eggnog may be a part of the holiday season, but for most it is not these foods that make the holidays so special. It is the “togetherness” and the time … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 23: The Scoop on Poop

That’s right, we are talking about all things poop in this week’s episode. This includes constipation, poop patterns while weaning, and everything else that comes into play when weaning your child off their feeding tube. This is an important topic … Read More

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Tube To Table Podcast: Episode 22: All The Feelings

It’s the start to the holiday season and although that brings joy, it also brings many other feelings! The holidays are a time that can bring back ALL of the feelings, good and bad. This topic can be a difficult one for … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 20: Getting Real About Reflux

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode, we are getting REAL about reflux. Why are we talking about reflux? It affects so many children throughout their feeding tube journey, whether they had reflux before the tube or after tube placement. It also impacts … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 19: Just Weight

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

This week’s episode is talking about weight. Why is it such a stressful topic? How can you handle conversations about weight? What else should we be looking at? Throughout our tube weaning process, we receive so many questions about the … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 18: Celebrations!

Happy Halloween! It’s time for a celebration!! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even a birthday party. These are all exciting celebrations in families that are a time to be together as a family and enjoy each other’s company. For tube-fed children, … Read More