Paediatric Feeding Clinic

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The London Children’s Practice offers a paediatric feeding clinic treating infants and children with a range of feeding and swallowing difficulties. This feeding clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team committed to providing care to children with feeding disorders and their families.

We assess and treat children with:

  • Fussy eating
  • Food refusal behaviours
  • Sensory-based feeding difficulties
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Difficulty managing certain textures (e.g., lumpy or hard foods)
  • Difficulty transitioning to oral feeding, from nasogastric, gastrostomy or jejenostomy feeding.

An initial assessment is carried out by a Speech and Language Therapist and Dietitian, both with expertise in the area of paediatric feeding. From this initial assessment a comprehensive report is generated and a course of therapy agreed on. Paediatric Neurologists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists are also available for assessment and therapy depending on the needs of the child.