We know that adult directed food interactions, pressure, and rewards can be damaging to a child’s relationship with food, but we are often at a loss for what else to do as parents and therapists when our little ones struggle with eating.  Responsive Feeding Therapy helps to provide the framework, so we can help rebuild a child’s relationship […]

January 5, 2021

We hope everybody is well and staying close at home, keeping themselves and everyone in their community safe. In this week’s episode of Tube To Table, Heidi and Jennifer are back together to answer a question we have been receiving from many families. Is this a good time to move forward with a wean? In the past, […]

April 9, 2020

There is a lot of pressure on families to keep up with school and work and therapy AND to make up for lost time with friends and peers, missing celebrations and life-events.  There is the additional well-meant pressure to “make the most of it” and “enjoy this time with family.” The intention is good, but the pace will become exhausting and impossible to maintain.   For all of us, […]

April 3, 2020

In this week’s episode, Heidi is joined by Jamie Hinchey, a feeding therapist and member of the Thrive tube weaning team. Heidi and Jamie are discussing the importance of bringing calm to a situation, specifically around children. This could be moving houses, a new baby in the house, spring break, or a change in the weather. […]

March 19, 2020

On this week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast, Heidi is joined by Jamie, a feeding therapist and full-time member of the Thrive Tube Weaning Team. This week is Tube Feeding Awareness Week and we are so happy that this podcast has been able to reach families who have a child on a feeding […]

February 13, 2020

Our Treatment Progression Pyramid is a visual representation of the specific steps we address during our Tube Weaning treatment. Our program looks a little different from most treatment programs because we believe that a strong foundation for kids to learn about what their bodies need is crucial. Self-regulation skills are the skills that lead children with and without feeding challenges to […]

February 10, 2020

Welcome back for another episode of Tube to Table! This week we are talking about how to measure progress while weaning your child from their feeding tube. We have been hearing from various families that we work with that there is confusion over how progress is measured. This is also a common conversation we find […]

February 6, 2020

On this week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast, we are talking about the difficulties families face while communicating with their medical team during their tube weaning journey. Jennifer and Heidi sat down with Dr. Katja Rowell, the co-author of Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating as well as a wonderful responsive feeding resource. Katja shares her […]

January 30, 2020

Whether you are just starting to introduce to your tube-fed child, you are preparing for a wean, or you are attempting to wean at home, it is highly likely that you have thought: “What do I start with?”  Parents are often asking therapists for that “magic food” and although we wish we had it, it […]

January 24, 2020

 Taking a step back from expectations and giving your child space to build trust around food and mealtimes is an important and necessary step in the tube weaning journey. If you are familiar with the Thrive Treatment Progression, you know that Rest and Play is the second step to building the foundation of a happy […]

January 17, 2020

We are so excited for this week’s episode, which marks the start of our series “A Parent’s Perspective”. The Tube to Table podcast will be featuring parents and families who have gone through our Tube Weaning program and can share their experience! In this week’s episode, our feeding therapist, Jamie Hinchey, is interviewing Benji’s parents, […]

January 16, 2020

In this week’s episode, your hosts Jennifer and Heidi, will discuss the difference between when children find comfort in eating vs. eating for compliance. It can be very difficult for families to identify if the success they are seeing is due to compliance. They break down the evidence behind the reasons why children eat and […]

January 9, 2020