Infant Feeding Issues

October 26, 2015 in Our News & Bulletins by Integrity Rehab

What are some signs or symptoms of feeding and swallowing disorders in infants?

  • Arching or stiffening of the body during feeding
  • Irritability or lack of alertness during feeding
  • Refusing food or liquid
  • Long feeding times (e.g., more than 30 minutes)
  • Difficulty breast feeding
  • Coughing or gagging during meals
  • Excessive drooling or food/liquid coming out of the mouth or nose and drinking
  • Increased stuffiness during meals
  • Gurgly, hoarse, or breathy voice quality
  • Frequent spitting up or vomiting
  • Recurring pneumonia or respiratory infectionsLess than normal weight gain or growth

Infant feeding issues are treated at Integrity Rehab Killeen clinic by speech pathologists Karen Venhuizen, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Kimberly Mitchell, M.Ed, M.S., CF/SLP.  Call 254.699.3933 for more information.Infant Feeding Issues