Feeding is a primary concern for families of pre-term and low birth weight babies following NICU discharge. Many of these infants have gagging, swallowing, vomiting, aspirating concerns or feeding aversions; they don't seem to experience the sensation of hunger, making feeding each meal an arduous task for their caregivers.
In today’s episode, we talk with returning guests Laura Pickler, MD and Nancy Creskoff Maune, OT about approaches to diagnosis and treatment options for infants with severe feeding and swallowing issues, including helpful diagnostic tests and therapies.
Dr. Pickler is the Chair of Family Medicine and Medical Director of the Feeding and Swallowing Program at Children’s Colorado. Nancy is an occupational therapist in the program with an extensive background in the evaluation and treatment of infants and children with feeding and swallowing problems.
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