Abstract

Date Presented 04/13/21

The purpose is to begin to address the lack of consistent guidelines for when, and how, families should begin to introduce complementary foods for children with Down syndrome (DS). Semistructured interviews with 22 parents and 8 primary care providers were conducted and analyzed. Results indicated that no formal guidelines exist for this realm, and yet 17 of 22 children have experienced some level of feeding difficulty. Guidelines for feeding progression for this population are needed to improve feeding outcomes.

Primary Author and Speaker: Erin Cochran

Additional Authors and Speakers: Winifred Dunn

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