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Children with feeding and swallowing problems have various signs and symptoms, but not all of them are present in every child. Red flags that parents should look for include:
We treat children with feeding and swallowing challenges, including:
If left untreated, feeding and swallowing problems may lead to a limited diet, dehydration, poor nutrition, aspiration, pneumonia, and repeated upper respiratory infections.
If you suspect your child is having difficulty eating, contact your pediatrician. Your pediatrician may recommend working with a member of our feeding team who specializes in treating children with feeding and swallowing disorders. This individual, along with other key members of our team, will evaluate and assess your child. The team will then make recommendations on how to improve your child’s feeding and swallowing concern.