Heart to Heart with Anna
About This Show
"Heart to Heart with Anna" is the only radio show devoted to the congenital heart defect (CHD) community. Our shows feature Survivors, family members, medical professionals and others in the CHD community who wish to share their stories, expertise and advice. This show is devoted to empowering, educating and enriching the lives of members of the CHD community.
Most Recent Episode
Rerun of "Failure to Thrive : Oral Aversions & Nutrition for CHD Survivors"
One of the problems many of our CHD children suffer from is "Failure to Thrive" and because the children with critical congenital heart defects usually have surgery within the first days or months of their lives, they may develop oral aversion (very probably because of being intubated for extended periods of time). Because many of our children have oral aversion, they frequently do not like foods of certain textures. This can make feeding our CHD children a great challenge. If you are suffering from this situation, this show is one you shouldn't miss!
Our Guests today include Heart Mom, Danielle Leppo, and pediatric dietician, Kristi King. The discuss the diagnosis of Failure to Thrive and why some babies and children with congenital heart defects suffer from oral aversions and poor nutrition and what parents can do about it. Listen to our show to hear of others who have dealt with these issues and find out how they have overcome problems. There is hope!