Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
A Study Regarding the Recommendations and Outcomes for the Introduction of Complementary Foods for Children With Down Syndrome
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Article Information
Intellectual Disabilities / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
A Study Regarding the Recommendations and Outcomes for the Introduction of Complementary Foods for Children With Down Syndrome
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515331. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2205
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515331. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2205
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

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. Semistructured interviews with 22 parents and 8 primary-care physicians were conducted and analyzed. Results indicated no formal guidelines exist for this realm, and yet, 17 of 22 children with Down syndrome 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: Katherine Breithaupt

Contributing Authors: Lauren Williams, Tess Sorensen