Show Notes


Since this episode was recorded I’ve been so impatient to release it as this episode has something for ALL mums. From ..

  • when and how to introduce first foods,
  • why kids might be fussy with food,
  • what to do about it,
  • clear signs for when to seek help and there are so many fabulous links and resources that Mandy shares in this episode.

I do my best to find passionate experts but honestly, Mandy had so much passion for what she does that it was such a joy to have her share on Mum’s The Word. Because it was full of gold, the episode runs over my (suggested) 40 mins – well let’s be honest, most of them have so far!! as clearly my guests are so passionate about helping other mums and its obvious we all love what we do.


Please do share this episode and it’s links/resources with those around you struggling to get their little ones to eat or enjoy food. Its such an important topic and this episode highlights once again, that we are all in this parenting world together. It truly takes a village to raise a child so please don’t keep these pearls of wisdom to yourself but share it with the new mum’s in your circles.





Mandy-Lee Adno is a Paediatric Feeding Therapist. She has a private practice at The Children’s Clinic in Bondi Junction, Sydney, where she assesses and treats babies and children with a range of feeding issues.

Mandy graduated as a Speech Pathologist and Audiologist from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002. She then went on to specialise as a Paediatric Feeding Therapist at Manchester University, United Kingdom. She set up a Paediatric feeding department in Havering in the United Kingdom, treating babies and children with a range of feeding and swallowing difficulties. Mandy is also an accredited SOS therapist.

Mandy has worked as a Paediatric feeding therapist at Royal North Shore Hospital in the neonatal and Paediatric wards.

She has extensive experience in assessing and treating newborns, infants and children with various feeding difficulties including: Medical and behavioural feeding difficulties; difficulties with breast/bottle feeding; gastro-oesophageal reflux; transitioning from feeding tubes, transitioning to solids and fussy eaters.

Mandy resides in Sydney, Australia with her husband and 3 daughters.



Mandy’s Links:


Pediatric Dysphagia explained here


SOS Approach : Sensory Oral Sequential Approach – Systematic Desensitization 

Mandy’s Tips


Website : Ellyn Satter dietician and her website


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BLW – Baby Led Weaning 


Book:  Katja Rowell MDand Jenny McGlothlin MS CCC-SLP  Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders


Book: Sense-ational Mealtimes, Gillian Griffiths


Speech Pathology Australia (Association)



Mandy’s Contact Details








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