Feeding Team

The Feeding Team at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center evaluates infants, children and adolescents from birth through age 18 with feeding difficulties.

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists is experienced in treating children affected by extreme food selectivity or refusal, challenging mealtime behaviors, difficulty with transitioning from tube feeding to oral feeds, and specific skill deficits in the areas of swallowing or self-feeding.

Medical diagnoses that may be associated with feeding difficulties include:

  • Autism/pervasive developmental disorders
  • Anxiety associated with eating
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital cardiac conditions
  • Congenital syndromes
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistulas
  • Failure to thrive
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux
  • Oral motor deficits/dysfunction
  • Sensory integrative dysfunction