Children's Feeding Program
Children’s Feeding Program at Children’s Hospital of Richmond is designed to help children who have a medical oral motor and behavioral issue that impedes their feeding and growth. Treatment is geared to help a child overcome feeding issues and establish proper feeding and nutritional habits so that additional health problems can be avoided.
An interdisciplinary team of specialists—including a pediatrician, nurse practitioner, behavioral psychologist, dietician, and therapist—works with each child and family, joining their varied expertise to address the multiple factors involved with eating. The program takes a supportive, comprehensive approach that not only incorporates a child’s medical and developmental needs, but also addresses behavioral and oral-motor feeding issues as well as family education and training.
The following pages offer detailed information on Children’s Feeding Program including program levels, the interdisciplinary care team, resources for out-of-town families, patient stories and more.
Click here to read about Feeding Milestones as presented by Feeding Therapist Brandi Watts on CBS6’s “Virginia This Morning.”