Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Program
The CDRC Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Clinic provides care for children, from birth to age 21, who struggle with feeding and eating for a variety of reasons. Feeding is a very complex process that can be impacted by children's medical status, their skill development, their gastrointestinal discomfort and patterns of refusal.
We treat children with a variety of feeding and swallowing problems. These problems may be due to medical issues including prematurity, neurological, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, cardiac, genetic, as well as acquired conditions.
We serve those who may have difficulty chewing or swallowing. In addition, we help identify and treat behavioral problems related to feeding, such as; food refusal, feeding aversion, poor weight gain, and difficulty advancing with new food textures. We also provide care for those patients who are transitioning from tube feeding to eating by mouth.