Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic: Transforming the Approach to Complex Feeding Disorders
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Sarah Edwards, DO
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Feeding problems are quite common, affecting approximately 25 % of children.
With all these children, the number one treatment goal is to identify the underlying causes of the problem to better enable adequate growth.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City utilizes a multidisciplinary feeding clinic to bring all the specialists needed together to address the often complex needs of these patients.
Team members include physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and nutritionists.
The clinic focuses on assessing the need for tube feedings, weaning children off tube feedings, assessing for underlying causes, and providing education for parents all with an end goal focused on promoting oral intake while maintaining growth.
Listen today as Sarah Edwards, DO discusses Children’s Mercy's Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic.
Smith, Michael and Edwards, Sarah T., "Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic: Transforming the Approach to Complex Feeding Disorders" (2015). Transformational Pediatrics Podcast. 20.