Feeding Issues & Nutrition (Dr. Julian Davies/Dr. Katja Rowell)

Feeding Issues & Nutrition (Dr. Julian Davies/Dr. Katja Rowell)

$20.00

Adopted children can have unique feeding and nutritional issues resulting from having not always had enough food, being fed too quickly or with little attention. In this course, Dr. Julian Davies, pediatrician at the University of Washington Adoption Medicine Clinic and Dr. Katja Rowell, the Feeding Doctor and author of the book Love Me, Feed Me, talk about feeding issues and nutrition in adoption.

Description

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.

1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)

Course Overview:

Adopted children can have unique feeding and nutritional issues resulting from having not always had enough food, being fed too quickly or with little attention. In this course, Dr. Julian Davies, pediatrician at the University of Washington Adoption Medicine Clinic and Dr. Katja Rowell, the Feeding Doctor and author of the book Love Me, Feed Me, talk about feeding issues and nutrition in adoption.

This course includes:

  • What are some of the diseases and disorders that poor nutrition can cause?
  • Is poor nutrition or malnourishment only an issue for children living in orphanages abroad or adopted internationally?
  • What are some of the signs of malnourishment that adoptive parents should be aware of for a child that was malnourished?
  • Internationally, what countries do you see with the greatest nutrition issues in the children being adopted to the US?
  • What are some typical feeding issues with adopted children and what can parents do?
  • Why do some children have a hard time swallowing and chewing when there is nothing physically wrong with the child’s mouth or throat? What can parents do to help the child?
  • Food hoarding is not an uncommon problem with newly adopted kids, especially if food was not always reliable and consistent in their prior life. How should parents handle this complex and often vexing problem?
  • What are some good general tricks for adoptive parents that crucial first year home in feeding their kids?
  • What is the best approach to handling extreme pickiness with children?
  • How should parents handle kids who only want to eat junk food?
  • In orphanages, children are often fed very fast. How does this affect a child’s eating habits?

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