Feeding development - typical feeding development during early childhood

About: During the first few weeks to months of life, feeding gradually changes from a reflexive to learnt behaviour. Typical feeding development refers to a pattern and progression of feeding skills and behaviours that are accepted as normal for the age and developmental stage of a child. This eLearning Module is designed to explain the features of typical feeding development at different ages and stages of early childhood. It explores the different domains of feeding development (Medical, Nutrition and Feeding Skills [physical, oral motor, cognitive, sensory and motor, psychosocial]) and their complex interplay which should be considered during clinical assessment. Both child and caregiver have important roles and division of responsibilities in supporting feeding development.

Intended audience: Health professionals in Australia working with young children and their families e.g. Junior medical staff, maternal and child health nurses, nursing students, allied health students

Total time: 30 Minutes

Cost: Free

CPD points: Equivalent of 30 minutes

Refund eligibility: NA (free course)