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Meet the Expert: Feeding Specialist Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP


Introducing our O’Farm Experts: professional advisors to provide support and education as you navigate all the stages of parenthood. Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP is a certified pediatric speech language pathologist and feeding therapist. Meet the rest of our experts here.

Mealtime can be a source of stress for babies/kids and parents/caregivers. On top of what to feed them and when, a ton of questions can come up along the way—including ones that you never thought to prepare for. What happens if my child is a picky eater? What foods are choking hazards? What if my child has issues with chewing or swallowing? How do I teach self-feeding?

For these questions and more, we're grateful for feeding specialists like Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP.

Melanie's role within the O'Farm community includes helping us understand babies' and kids' unique needs at various ages and stages, plus how to handle feeding challenges when they arise.

About Melanie Potock

Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, is an international speaker on the topic of feeding babies, toddlers and school-age kids, certified pediatric speech language pathologist, and feeding therapist. She is the co-author of the award-winning Raising a Healthy Happy Eater (2nd edition 2022), Responsive Feeding (2022), and four other popular books focused on raising adventurous eaters.

Melanie’s advice has been shared in television and print media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Parents Magazine. She is an active volunteer with the Dr. Yum Project and the co-creator of the Dr. Yum Preschool Food Curriculum, an evidence-based, multi-sensory experience taught in preschool classrooms and proven to help kids enjoy more fruits and veggies.

Affectionally called “Coach Mel” by the families she helps, she loves connecting with parents on Instagram and hopes you’ll reach out to say hello!

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