Infant Feeding Issues

February 18, 2018 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

After examining any medical reasons for the feeding difficulties, a pediatrician may refer to a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who specializes in treating children with feeding and swallowing disorders.  Infant feeding issues are treated at Integrity Rehab Killeen clinic by speech pathologist Kimberly Mitchell, M.Ed, M.S., CCC-SLP who has hands-on experience in these evaluation and therapy techniques.  Call 254.699.3933 for more information.  Appointments available within a few days!Infant Feeding Issues