Paediatric Feeding Clinic
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.