Improving your child's appetite

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Does your child have a poor appetite? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. This problem appears to be rife in the Down syndrome community and obviously causes parents and children a great deal of stress. We know that providing a nutritious…

Feeding issues and Down syndrome

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Have you been offered support with regards to overcoming your child's feeding problems, or guidance as to how best to teach them how to feed and eat properly. Are you aware how important this aspect of care is in relation to speech development? In…

Gluten and Down syndrome

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Gluten free diets have become a hot topic in recent years and are a common recommendation for children with Down syndrome, due to the high prevalence of coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity in the community. Studies have confirmed coeliac…

Milk matters

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Milk is one of those foods that causes much heated nutritional debate and consumer confusion. On the one hand we are told that milk is a valuable source of nourishment for both adults and children, however others tell us that it's extremely…

Benefits of Selenium

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Selenium is an extremely important mineral for health and can play a huge role in supporting children with Down syndrome. This amazing mineral is essential for a well functioning thyroid gland and is vital for antioxidant protection and a healthy…

Please eat something!

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Ok, so let's start tackling some of these fussy eaters shall we! Let me just start by saying that I've been at my wits end at times, trying to get my son to eat a proper meal, so if you're struggling, you have my empathy, it…