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Pediatric Feeding Team

The feeding team clinic evaluates and makes recommendations for a wide range of feeding problems resulting from a child's developmental disability or chronic illness.

Child on StepsFeeding problems can be caused by a range of complex and interrelated reasons. If undiagnosed and untreated, feeding problems can adversely affect a child's growth and development. Some examples of feeding problems include (but are not limited to): difficulty in tolerating textures, presence of tongue thrust or bite reflex, difficulty with positioning, and disruptive, undesirable behaviors at mealtime.
The professionals on the feeding team may include:

  • Registered dietitian
  • Occupational therapist
  • Behavior psychologist (a consult with the behavior pediatric department that may result in a separate charge for services)

To make an appointment for the feeding team clinic, call 913-588-6300

School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Mail Stop 4004
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6338