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Common Feeding Difficulties

Feeding and swallowing difficulties come in all shapes and sizes and affect children of all ages from birth to 18. Sometimes, it is really difficult for both parents and professionals to determine what exactly constitutes a feeding problem.    Because of our specialty training and experience with feeding, we are able to treat any kind of pediatric feeding problem. We regularly help children with the following:

  • Gagging, vomiting and other issues that can interfere with good eating such as gastroesophageal reflux (GER), constipation, motility disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis, and food allergy and intolerance.
  • Poor chewing
  • Mouth stuffing or spitting out foods
  • Coughing or choking on foods
  • Poor bottle feeding
  • Difficulty transitioning from bottle to cup
  • Swallowing difficulty (also called dysphagia). We provide 2 types of swallowing tests: modified barium swallow study (MBSS) and a fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES).
  • Transition off of a G-tube or tube feeding.
  • Weight gain and growth.
  • Expanding a child's diet to include more variety and types of food as well as eating the right amount of food.
  • Food refusal, grazing throughout the day and poor intake.
  • Making eating easier and more enjoyable for the family!

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a physician’s referral for an appointment with the feeding team. For more information, talk to your doctor. New/return patients can call 984-974-8872.

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