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Love Me, Feed Me

 

Love Me, Feed MeThe Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Ending the Worry About Weight, Picky Eating, Power Struggles, and More

 

“I honestly feel like this book was more helpful than seeing the pediatric specialists.”

 

“As a dietitian and an adoptive mom, I love this book! It takes such a refreshing and empowering approach to feeding your kids. I highly recommend it for any adoptive or foster parent as well as anyone who is struggling with feeding issues with their kiddos.”

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Voted Top Ten Read for 2013 by Adoptive Families Magazine!

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Nourish, nurture, and attach: a relationship-building, practical guide.

 Explore the unique challenges many foster and adopted children bring to the table. Through the words of parents who have “been there,” learn to understand and address food obsession, oral motor and developmental delays, sensory issues, feeding clinic “failures” and more. Stop the power struggles over food and help your child grow up to be a competent eater. Whether your child has been with you for ten days or ten years, learn practical ways to address feeding challenges in children of all ages. You can feed with confidence and joy!

 

“I have rarely learned so much valuable information in one book. This will be on my recommended list for all families.”
                                                    —foreword by Deborah D. Gray MSW,  Attaching in Adoption

 

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Table of Contents:

PART I: What Are You Worried About? Learning How to Feed Your Family
Introduction: The Cry for Help and the Beginning of Understanding ……………………….. 1
1  Where Are We, and How Did We Get Here? ………………………………………………………. 11
2  Trust Is the Goal…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
3  Pieces of the Puzzle: Oral-Motor, Sensory, Special Needs, and More ……………………… 41
4  Selective Eating, “Underweight” Worries, and Ending the Power Struggles ……………… 75
5  Food Preoccupation and Concerns About Weight Gain……………………………………….123

PART II: Making It Work: There’s More You Need to Know
6  The Eating Experience: Feelings, Eating Competence, and Eating Disorders…………… 165
7  Day-to-Day Feeding Challenges………………………………………………………………………. 187
8  What About the What …………………………………………………………………………………… 211
9  Taking the Lead: The Feeding Relationship Dance …………………………………………….. 243
10  Trust Yourself, Trust Your Child …………………………………………………………………….. 281
References …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 285
Appendix I: Fact or Fiction: Challenging Biases ………………………………………………… 301
Appendix II: Medical Issues That Can Affect Feeding ………………………………………… 303
Appendix III: Tips for Dealing With Health Care Providers ……………………………….. 315
Appendix IV: Feeding Your Baby…………………………………………………………………….. 319
Snack and Meal Ideas …………………………………………………………………………………… 321
Feeding and Intake Journal ……………………………………………………………………………. 323
Lunch Box Card…………………………………………………………………………………………… 325
Index ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 327

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