Early feeding skills and first foods

Breast feeding

Breastfeeding your baby with Down syndrome
Australian Breastfeeding Association

Breastfeeding an infant with Down syndrome
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Mothers' stories of breastfeeding


Cole, Dee (1998) Nobody smiles like I do, reproduced from New Beginnings, Journal of La Leche League Vol 15 no 4

Boeve-Kroese, Alma Don't say it's impossible! reproduced from Essence magazine, Australian Breastfeeding Association, Vol 42, no 1

See our 'Breastfeeding your baby with Down syndrome' page

Introducing solid foods

From milk to table foods: a parent's guide to introducing food textures
Disability Solutions Vol 3 issue 3 Jan/Feb 1999

Sensory feeding difficulties
Down Syndrome Centre, Ireland

Oral motor skills and young children

Supporting feeding and oral development in young children
Down Syndrome Ireland

Riverbend Down Syndrome Parent Group
'Oral Motor and Feeding Skills'
To access select ‘Therapies - Oral Motor - Feeding Skills’ in the left hand menu