Our Process

Step 1: FREE INTAKE

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We start by asking you to fill out a comprehensive Intake Form that helps us to get to know you and your child better. It also helps us to identify any red flags that would indicate a possible concern with beginning a weaning program. Should that be the case, our team would be happy to work with you toward the development of a pre-weaning program/strategy.

STep 2: PRE-PROGRAM CONSULT

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If the information provided on the Intake From indicates readiness for a weaning program, families would move into the Pre-Program Consult stage. This pre-program consult costs $425, and allows you to get to know the key players on your Weaning Team, while providing us with all of the information we’d need to develop a personalized weaning program tailored to your child’s medical needs and feeding dynamic. The pre-program consult consists of conversations with one of our Parent Coaches and Feeding Specialists.

Step 3: Weaning PROGRAM

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Once the Pre-Program Consult is complete, caregivers will have the option to purchase the Weaning Plan of their choice. Our plans offer varied levels of support – from a mostly-do-it-yourself option all the way to a full-support program. Caregivers are encouraged to choose a program that best meets their goals and desired level of support, knowing that each plan comes with tailor-made weaning plan for their child as well as the option to add services (without buying an additional program). 

WHAT Should I EXPECT FROM A WEANING PROGRAM?

We will provide a specific tube-calorie reduction plan, suggestions on mealtime structure, foods to offer, how and where to offer food, utensils to try, how to learn your child's hunger and fullness cues, and how to think about feeding and eating in new ways. We are here to support you in the transition from medical feeding to family mealtimes with advice, empathy, and mental health support.

What if my child isn’t tube fed?

We offer a range of services for families who need support beyond tube weaning, including our Happy Eaters program and a la carte hours with our specialities. Check out all our services here.

More questions? Check our our FAQs here or email us at info@gieaters.com.