At a Glance
If you suspect that your child is having difficulty eating, contact your pediatrician right away. Your pediatrician will examine your child and address any medical reasons for the feeding difficulties, including the presence of reflux or metabolic disorders as well as make the referral for feeding therapy.
Addressing feeding problems is a necessity for preventing or eliminating nutritional concerns, growth concerns including failure to thrive, unsafe swallowing which may lead to aspiration pneumonia and future poor eating habits/attitudes.
Feeding therapy helps infants and children with a wide array of feeding difficulties which may include one or more of the following: