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Overcoming Anxiety in the Feeding Relationship with Jo Cormack, PhD

  • Some of the things parents do unintentionally to pressure their children to eat
  • Activities that parents and caregivers can utilize to check themselves as they work with their children to become independent eaters
  • What responsive feeding is and how you can use some of the responsive feeding methods or techniques to maintain that responsive approach as baby transitions to solid food.
Katie Ferraro

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Feeling anxious about starting solids? Although it's pretty common for parents and caretakers to experience feelings of anxiety when facing the transition into solids with their babies, it does not have to be terrifying. In this episode I am joined by Jo Cormack, PhD who is a researcher, child feeding specialist, and award winning author. Jo is here to talk about the psychology of feeding and how parents can overcome their feelings of anxiety while building a feeding relationship with their babies. 

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode I’m interviewing Jo Cormack, PhD who discusses:

  • Some of the things parents do unintentionally to pressure their children to eat

  • Activities that parents and caregivers can utilize to check themselves as they work with their children to become independent eaters

  • What responsive feeding is and how you can use some of the responsive feeding methods or techniques to maintain that responsive approach as baby transitions to solid food.

ABOUT THE GUEST

  • Jo Cormack, PhD is a researcher and child feeding specialist, an award winning author and creator of an amazing judgment-free feeding community

  • She is based in England but the impact of the work she is doing about the psychology of feeding and picky eating and pressure in the feeding relationship is resulting in a global impact

  • Jo has developed her own responsive model called Emotionally Aware Feeding (EAF) which she teaches and uses in her own clinical work which is highly adaptable and is therefore applicable to a wide range of feeding challenges, from developmentally normal 'picky eating' to Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

  • Jo is currently working on a study called Development and Validation of the Feeding Anxiety Measure (FAM) which aims at learning more about the things that parents worry about in relation to feeding their children and they are looking for 1000 parents to join and be a part of this study

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Join and participate in Jo Cormack’s research study: Development and Validation of the Feeding Anxiety Measure (FAM) which aims at learning more about the things that parents worry about in relation to feeding their children. CLICK HERE to fill out the survey!

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