Infant & Child Swallowing and Feeding Difficulties

Infant & Child Swallowing and Feeding Difficulties Blogs by Speech Therapist Dr Sandra McMahon PhD. More information about the Brisbane Feeding Clinic here.

Chewing & Eating Problems Middle School & High School
Chewing and Eating Problems in Middle and High School.If a child has had a chewing and eating problem or won’t[...]
My son won’t eat lunch at school! Can a Primary School aged child still have a feeding difficulty?
My Son won’t eat lunch at school. Can a Primary school aged child still have a feeding difficulty?If your child[...]
Toddler Food Age by Age Guide to Toddler Food Milestones
Toddler Food Milestones When thinking about toddler food and what to offer and when can be a little daunting.  However learning[...]
Baby feeding Age by Age guide to baby feeding milestones
Baby Feeding Milestones of Children 0 - 18 Months When asked about a child’s milestones, parents often think about when they[...]
He just won’t swallow solids! He chews and chews and then still doesn’t swallow!
Do you have a child that: Chews on and on but doesn’t seem to swallow Will eat smooth foods but[...]

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  • ​        Difficulties with breast or bottle feeding
    Refusal, spitting or choking when making the transition to first solids
    Problems managing lumpy and hard foods or refusing to mix foods together.
    Ineffective biting and chewing. This can reduce what the will eat or results in them taking an extra-long time to finish a mouthful or a meal.
    Swallowing difficulties or choking – including involvement in Modified Barium X-ray Studies and assessments following recurrent chest infections with no apparent         causes
    Behaviour related feeding difficulties
    Feeding difficulties relating to medical conditions/situations e.g. long term naso-gastric tube feeding, PEG feeding, cardiac or respiratory conditions, syndromes
    Gastro-oesphageal reflux issues
    Structural or anatomical problems e.g. cleft palates



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