What is feeding?
Feeding is an essential part of our lives. Successful feeding of your child is a result of age appropriate motor development of the mouth and neck muscles, good sensory integration techniques, healthy routines and an overall enjoyment of the mealtime.
Most parents think that mealtimes are exclusively for feeding your child, though that’s completely not the case. You can turn mealtimes into great opportunities to learn the following skills –
- Physical growth and health
- Sensory exploration
- Giving and receiving love
- Sharing personal values related to eating
- Sense of family, culture and community