Tube to Table Podcast Episode 2: What To Do While You Wait

What can you do while you’re getting ready to wean? This week’s episode focuses on what you can do to help your child become a happy and healthy eater while they are still tube-dependent. This includes building in rest, play, … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast Episode 1: What I Wish They Had Told Me!

Welcome to the Tube to Table Podcast! This is the podcast about helping tube fed kids become happy and healthy eaters. Every week, we will dive into the basics of tube weaning to help unravel the conflicting information families get … Read More

Maggie’s Story: Feeding Tube Weaning at Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics

Meet Mighty Maggie: Maggie struggled with eating since birth, receiving an NG tube when she was born and eventually a G-tube. Initially, her feeding tube helped save her life, however, once her medical status became stable it was no longer … Read More

What to Do About Dinner: When Mealtimes Don’t Go as Planned

“My child isn’t eating dinner!”, “He refuses dinner and only wants snacks”, “Will he be okay if he doesn’t eat dinner?” These are all questions and concerns we have heard from loving parents who have a toddler who has refused … Read More

The Comfort Food Podcast: When The Kids Just Don’t Eat Dinner

We are so excited that the founder of our Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics feeding division was featured on The Comfort Food Podcast with Virginia Sole-Smith and Amy Palanjian. Virginia Sole-Smith is the author of one of our favorite new books, … Read More

Feeding Tube Weaning: Why Waiting Can be Wrong

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L and Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC Many parents of children with feeding tubes wonder how soon they can begin the tube weaning process.  Even when parents believe their children are showing signs of interest or … Read More

Good Reads for February

We are featuring two “Good Reads” for February that we hope you will find helpful. Each month, we will post a few articles, books, or resources that we find helpful and often recommend to families. Extreme Picky Eating: Essentials of … Read More

Sous Chef for Valentine’s Day: How Your Tube-Fed Child Can Help!

Often times, parents of tube-fed children report that it is difficult for their child to participate in holidays that have delicious treats such as Valentine’s Day or Halloween. Yes, of course, Valentine’s Day is full of yummy chocolate and candies, … Read More

Congenital Heart Disease Warriors

It’s Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week! We wanted to share some stories of children we have seen at Thrive who are all CHD Warriors! Max. Emrie. Theo.What do all of these names have in common? They were all born … Read More

The History of My Eating

By: Evie Morse, Age 11, Feeding Superstar Most kids can quickly be born and start eating grown up foods, but not me! My mom was very sick. The doctor demanded that she should have me now, and she’d survive. It … Read More