‘Lively Eaters’ is a private allied health practice which specialises in feeding and eating difficulties in children from birth through the early school years. We have family focussed clinics in both Adelaide (SA) and Rockhampton (QLD) however work with children Australia wide as well as International families.
Underlying our practice is the philosophy that feeding an infant/child is one of a parent’s most important jobs and a central component of the parent-infant/child relationship. Feeding/eating is so much more than ‘putting food in the mouth, chewing and swallowing’ and there are many physical, medical and emotional aspects to consider.
Infants/Children are highly sensitive to their environment and the development of a successful “feeding partnership” can be adversely affected by many different factors in the infant and/or parents. The Lively Eaters team provides multi-disciplinary team assessment and therapy services for a wide range of infant/children’s feeding difficulties. We strive to bring together all of the components which we know to impact children’s eating – relational, sensory, motor, behavioural and medical – and work together with families to better understand the impact of these within their family unit and how to move ‘forward’.
Do any of the following apply within your family? If so, Lively Eaters would be happy to assist whether you live locally, interstate or internationally: