Cindy Herde

Cindy Herde
Cindy Herdé is a pediatric speech and language pathologist at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. She has over 15 years of experience working within various clinical settings in the pediatric feeding field. Throughout her professional career she has navigated the developmental feeding journey with countless families, working closely with pediatricians, gastroenterologists, nutritionists, lactation consultants, behavior analysts, and of course, parents and caregivers. Becoming a parent in the spring of 2015 completely transformed her professional perspective. She learned first-hand about the anxieties and concerns that come with parenthood. This shifted her focus from therapy to educating families and providers on how to overcome developmental feeding difficulties. As a result, she established her own pediatric feeding consultancy, /Talk Eat Play/, in 2016. Her articles have appeared in several professional publications as well as media outlets. She is a recurrent speaker at pediatric conventions and also an adjunct faculty member at Albizu University. Born and raised in Aruba, Cindy attended the University of Central Florida – Go Knights! – and has lived in different parts of the country, including Orlando, Boston, and Chicago. She now resides in Coconut Grove with her husband and two children.
A young girl with a megaphone (Keeping Your Kid's Voice Healthy: Some Helpful Tips Cindy Herde Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Keeping Your Kid’s Voice Healthy: Some Helpful Tips

It happens in all homes or playgrounds. Kids, screaming, yelling, and making questionable loud noises. At times it's out of excitement, other times to express frustrations. Additionally, some kids are loud talkers due to...
World Prematurity Day: Increasing Awareness for Premature Babies Cindy Herde Contributor Miami Mom Collective

World Prematurity Day: Increasing Awareness for Premature Babies

November 17th is World Prematurity Day. Prematurity a topic that is dear to me both professionally and personally. So, I felt like it was my duty to step up and write a piece in...

19 Best Holiday Toys and Gift Ideas for 5 Year Old Boys in 2020

This article is sponsored by Wicked Uncle. We hope you enjoy learning about this unique online toy boutique. As a Pediatric Speech Therapist, I'm always on the hunt for new toys and games. Sometimes to use in...
Intro bottle to baby

Bottles: Helpful Tips for Introducing Them to Breastfed Babies

A common question I get from new parents is how to introduce a bottle to a baby who is breastfeeding. There are many reasons why mothers choose to introduce or add bottle feeding. Some...
2020 Summer Reading Guide for Children Cindy Herde Contributor Miami Moms Blog

2020 Summer Reading Guide for Children

A few weeks ago, when I started prepping for this post, I had a completely different list of books to share with you. However, based on everything happening as we entered June, I was...
Speech Therapies Temporally Canceled? What You Can Do At Home Cindy Herdé Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Speech Therapies Temporarily Canceled? What You Can Do At Home

As local governments loosen quarantine restrictions and begin to reopen their economies, many parents are left wondering when therapeutic services will restart. Whether it be speech-language, feeding, or occupational therapy, many families have either...
Miami Mom Blogs Welcomes: MIA Mom Cindy Herdé Contributor

Miami Moms Blog Welcomes: MIA Mom Cindy Herdé

If you had told me 6 or 7 years ago that I would be living in Miami, I would have laughed. I'm talking cackle with a knee-slap kind of laugh. After living 10 years...