- Demonstrates difficulty with bottle or breastfeeding.
- Is fussy or irritable with feeding.
- Seems congested during or after feedings.
- Displays frequent coughing, gagging, choking, or vomiting during or immediately after eating.
- Failure to thrive or slow weight gain
- Excessively long feedings/mealtimes
- Avoids or is sensitive to certain food textures, food temperatures and/or flavors.
- “Picky eating”
- Stuffs mouth with food or swallows food without chewing
- Transitioning from gastric tube (G tube) feedings or modified diet to oral feedings.
- Displays negative mealtime behaviors (For example, infant cries, arches, pulls away from food; child refuses to eat, tantrums at mealtimes, or “shuts-down” and does not engage in mealtime).
How can feeding therapy benefit my child?
Feeding therapy can help your child to achieve a safe, pleasurable, and nutritious eating and drinking experience. Our speech therapists and/or occupational therapists will work closely with you to determine the source of your child’s difficulties, and then develop specific therapies and strategies parents can use during mealtimes.