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Parent Support Groups for Children with Feeding Difficulties

This is an annotated list of discussion groups and listservs for parents of children wih feeding dififculties, such as g-tubes, reflux, and GERD. Read descriptions and join the feeding children support group that best meets your needs.

These parent support groups and discussion listservs are excellent resources for parents of children with feeding difficulties. In addition to these specific support groups on feeding children, you may also wish to review related disability topic groups (such as sensory integration) in our Directory of Children's Disability Support Groups.

G Tube
Support for those using feeding tubes (g-tubes etc.). Gtube is an unmoderated discussion and support group for family, caregivers and professionals who are working with people of all ages who have, have had, or are about to have, a feeding gastrostomy (g-tube) J-tube, NG-tube or GJ-tube.
To Join: Send the message SUBSCRIBE GTUBE YourFirstName YourLastName to or join online.
Listowner: Ward Scarf

Tube Fed Kids
Support group for babies and children who are tube fed. Join online at

A great resource for parents of infants and young children with feeding disorders, especially those related to disability, premature birth or other developmental issues. Parents share information on medical treatments, feeding tips, and products.
To Join: Send a blank email message to or join online.
Listowner: Laura Williams

Breastfeeding Reflux
A discussion group to provide support and share experiences with those who are breastfeeding a baby with reflux and GERD. All moms of refluxers are welcome, regardless of the amount you are breastfeeding, the degree of reflux, or the age of your baby.
To Join: Send a blank email message to or subscribe online.

Reflux Parents
For parents with older children (over 4 years) suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux or related motility disorders.
To Join: Send a blank message to or join online
Listowner: Nancy Dougherty

Reflux Toddlers
For parents of children ages 2 - 4 years old suffering from GERD and related motility disorders.
To Join: Send a blank message to or join online
Listowner: Nancy Dougherty

Reflux Moms 5
For moms with babies under 2 years of age, suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder.
To Join: Send a blank message to or join online.
Listowner: Nancy Dougherty

GERD Support (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
Support group for people with the painful disease GERD (acid reflux disease/heartburn) or those giving support to someone with GERD. This group is for adults - not children - but is relatively friendly and informative and not over run by spammers.
To Join: Send a blank message to or join online.

Go to the Directory of Children's Disability Support Groups


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