University of Hertfordshire

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Infants with Down syndrome (DS) often experience feeding problems, but there is limited research on the consequences of these issues and the support needs of parents. Ongoing research by the applicants suggests that parents have an unmet need for support from healthcare professionals regarding issues with feeding. This study proposes to extend the existing research, and explore the perceptions and experiences of health visitors, speech and language therapists and midwives who support parents of children with DS with feeding issues. The aim of this is to strengthen a planned publication and contribute to a MRC grant application in Jan 2019.


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