Who should be assessed

Who should be assessed?

  • Babies having attachment issues with breast/bottle feeding.
  • Starting solids the right way to prevent later difficulties.
  • Premature or full term babies who are having difficulty co-ordinating sucking, swallowing and breathing.
  • Babies with chronic lung disease and respiratory difficulties.
  • Infants and children who are failing to thrive/ grow (poor weight gain).
  • Infants or children who are coughing or choking on any feeds/liquids/solids.
  • Children gagging or choking on lumps.
  • Children with chewing difficulties.
  • Oral-motor feeding difficulties.
  • Children vomiting milk/food regularly.
  • Gasto-oesophageal reflux - 'Reflux'.
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE).
  • Difficulty starting solids or transitioning onto lumpy textures or finger foods.
  • Infants/toddlers that are ‘stuck’ on purees.
  • Infants and children with medical, neurological, anatomical or physical conditions that are affecting their feeding e.g. cleft lip/palate, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, trachea-oesophageal fistulas)
  • Transitioning from tube feeding to oral feeding.
  • Behavioural feeding difficulties.
  • Sensory based feeding difficulties.
  • Stress around mealtimes and problematic mealtime behaviours.
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • Fussy, picky and selective eaters.
  • Family stress around mealtimes.
  • Children with oral aversions and sensory defensiveness.
  • Babies/children with food allergies.

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