Ask a Therapist: Homemade Thickener Recipe
I just completed your course “Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach” and I had a question about your thickening recipe. Could you give me additional information on this as I have a child that I think would greatly benefit! Thanks
Hi, Thank you for your email. I would be happy to share the recipe (see below). However, with all the “talk” on the Feeding and Swallowing list serve, I am very conservative about using thickeners and would prefer to thicken naturally if possible. The general consensus is to use rice cereal (especially with preemies) to thicken formula. With older children I would thin out baby fruits, use nectar, or make a smoothie rather than use a thickener. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me directly.