Reader question: “What do I do if my toddler refuses their dinner meal – let them go hungry? or give them another meal?

Reader question: “What do I do if my toddler refuses their dinner meal – let them go hungry? or give them another meal? This question recently came up in a local mummy group that I am privileged to be a member of. What intrigued me with this question was that everyone had a slightly different …read more →

Let’s take a chill pill with the healthy school initiative…. I am appealing to you as a Feeding Speech Pathologist and parent (with a personal story)

Let’s take a chill pill with the healthy eating initiative – I am appealing to you as a Feeding Speech Pathologist and parent (with a personal story). The media has been full of stories about junk food bans on lunch boxes and canteens with every social media opinion on top of that! Now I understand …read more →

Tongue Ties – will it affect your child’s feeding skills and speech skills?

Babies with tongue ties (medically termed as “Ankyloglossia”) are one of the common referrals Paediatric Feeding Speech Pathologists get. They  are usually diagnosed at birth and regardless of feeding method, most mothers worry about the impact of their baby’s tongue tie on feeding and speech development. Source of picture: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04660 Is it common? The incidence of …read more →