Feeding Problems from the Parents’ Perspective
Estrem, H. H., Pados, B. F., Thoyre, S., Knafl, K., McComish, C., & Park, J. (2016). Concept of pediatric feeding problems from the parent perspective. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 41(4), 212-220.
Wanted to share this recent article that so well captures the importance of the family as the most important part of our therapy with their child. As the authors state: “A child and their family have a feeding problem; they experience this journey together. It is more inclusive to consider this issue in the context of the child’s natural environment with the people who are most familiar and invested. A shared conceptualization that families can relate to (without perceived stigma), and that providers could use to classify pediatric feeding problems, would improve potential for early feeding assessment, referral, and for feeding intervention efﬁcacy to last long term.”