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Founded by Valerie Gent, Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology is a Newcastle based Private Paediatric Feeding intervention service for babies and children from birth to adolescence.

Feeding difficulties in babies and children can be very stressful for parents as well as their child. The goal of Let's Eat! is to empower the family to be able to understand and respond to the feeding difficulties their child may present with. Treatment is clinic based but home and school visits can be arranged with an additional travel fee.

Valerie is passionate about feeding difficulties, she loves working with families in a practical and team focused way.

We look forward to working with you too!

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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology2 days ago
Do you have feeding questions? Nutrition questions? Come join Dr Jane Watson from Ethos Health and I in our monthly coffee and feeding chats.

We want to help you navigate the world of eating (fussy eating, starting solids and general feeding info) from a Dietitian and Speechie perspective.

Here is our first one with a feeding tip from both of us.

We need your help for the next one- what topic would you like us to speak on?

How to support your child with not grazing?
How to maximise their iron?
How to encourage a wider variety of eating?

Comment and let us know. We will then pick a question for our topic each month.
See you then!
Val, Ash and Jane
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology5 days ago
One last breastfeeding 🤱 post because tonight my brother in London told me that he follows all my posts and shares any breastfeeding related posts with his pregnant wife.

So Steve and Mel- this post is for you! Congratulations I can’t wait to be an Aunty soon! Val
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology5 days ago
As Speech Pathologists, we often have babies referred to us with weak sucking skills. Our job is to do a thorough oral motor assessment to ensure that we can support the baby’s tongue positioning and suction strength. Checking palate, tongue appearance AND function is essential here as well as swallow coordination safety. The cranial nerves involved in these processes all become super important.

One of the post important things with sucking strength is the latch. So working as a team with a Lactation consultant is imperative to support that attachment- suck- and therefore successful breast feed.

But when it all comes together- my smile could not be wider. And I know the mother( who persisted through the pain and tears) smile is even wider!

Have an amazing weekend, Val and Ash
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology6 days ago
Continuing our breastfeeding week of tips... I love all of Lucy Webber Breastfeeding IBCLC posts. She has great pictures that are super helpful for mums when trying to support their baby in learning to breastfeed. Val
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology7 days ago
Sharing our new COVID-19 return to work safe plan (easy English patient version) for other practices. Happy to share and work together to get all of our clients back safely into clinic.

Stay safe everyone. New times with kids going back to school full time next week!

Val and Ash