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Feeding Issues

Medical technology has advanced so rapidly in recent years that infants are now able to survive a variety of serious medical conditions. Often following treatment for the primary medical condition, the young child is left with a secondary problem such as an oral feeding disorder. It may manifest itself in several ways, frequently as a motor-based problem and/or as an oral-sensory feeding aversion. Poor oral intake may require placement of a supplemental feeding tube for failure to thrive.

General Information

New Visions Feeding Site    Comprehensive Information about Feeding Disorders

American Occupational Therapy Association    State by State information

Dysphagia Resource Center
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Resources for Feeding & Growth of Children

Hypersensitivity During Mealtimes
Pediatric/Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association (PAGER)

The Magic Foundation for Children's Growth
Failure to Thrive Information

Feeding Device For Newborns With Congenital Heart Defects

Will My Baby "Catch Up?" Growth and Prematurity
This site contains original articles as well as links to other websites with helpful information on infant acid reflux.

Feeding Clinics

Rehabilitation Centre for Children Feeding Clinic


Los Altos Feeding Clinic
Specializing in the Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders

The Children's Hospital of Denver Feeding and Swallowing Program

Hope Children's Hospital - Feeding and Swallowing Clinic

University of Florida Shands HealthCare Feeding Aversion Clinic

Kennedy Krieger Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Franciscan Children's Hospital Feeding Program

New Jersey:
Parent Support - F.E.A.S.T. - Feeding Education And Support Team

New York:
Children's Hospital of Buffalo - Feeding Disorders Clinic

North Carolina:
Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia
Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Outpatient feeding clinic and feeding program
Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center: Speech Pathology

North Dakota/Minnesota :
Altru Health System Child Evaluation and Treatment Program - Feeding Clinic

Oregon Health and Science University Feeding Clinic

Akron Children's Hospital Feeding Disorders
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital interdisciplinary feeding clinic
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital Feeding Disorders Program

The Children's Institute of Pittsburg - The Functional Feeding Program
Penn State Children's Hospital Feeding Evaluation Clinic

South Dakota:
Sanford Children's Feeding and Nutrition Center

Feeding Disorders at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

Sacred Heart Medical Center Feeding and Growth Clinic

Children's Hospital of Richmond Feeding Program

West Virginia:
West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities Feeding and Swallowing Clinic