By Rachel Tyrone MS, CFY-SLP Feeding Specialist
In first few months of life, babies learn all kinds of new and exciting skills. One of the most important skills is learning how to eat from a spoon. This is the beginning stages of moving away from the bottle and becoming an independent feeder. Here are 5 about spoon feeding that parents can use to aid in the transition from bottle feeder to independent feeder.
My goal as a feeding therapist is to help all children develop a lifelong positive relationship with food! Whether that be by eating a full meal with a variety of textures or by having a few pleasure feeds a day. If your child is having a hard time with feeding, contact your pediatrician to discuss your concerns. A speech-language pathologist can assist you in helping your child be as successful of a feeder as possible!