Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic
The Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic
Children of all ages can experience difficulties with feeding and nutrition. The cause of these difficulties can often be complex and may be related to any of the following:
- Unsafe swallowing which can result in gagging, coughing, choking, refusal to eat, and recurrent chest infections
- Delayed and difficult progression through the stages of weaning
- Severe food refusal/food aversion
- Vomiting and gastro-oesophageal reflux
- Food intolerance and allergy
- Persistent diarrhoea
- Peptic ulcers
- Recurrent abdominal pain
- Poor weight gain and growth
Difficulties with children’s feeding and nutrition can be a significant cause of concern and anxiety for parents and so it is essential that families have access to a dedicated specialist multidisciplinary team for support and guidance.
The Portland Hospital Feeding Clinic is a specialist service for families and children with feeding and nutrition concerns. The core members of the team include:
- Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
- Senior Paediatric Dietitian
- Senior Speech and Language Therapist
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (Gastroenterology)
A Clinical Psychologist is also available to attend the Feeding Clinic where there are significant concerns regarding a child’s behaviour and relationship with feeding.
The Feeding Clinic operates fortnightly in the Children’s Outpatients Department at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, Ground Floor, Building 234, Great Portland Street, London.
To request further information about the Feeding Clinic or to make a referral please contact Dr Eltumi’s office.