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The Swallowing Disorders Program diagnoses and treats infants, toddlers and school-aged children with a variety of feeding and swallowing problems, including dysphagia.
The Feeding and Swallowing Program evaluations are done at Boston Children's at Waltham and Boston Children's Physicians Weymouth.
The program's interdisciplinary staff includes specialists in:
We treat children with a variety of medically-based feeding and swallowing problems. These problems may be due to medical issues including prematurity, neurological, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, cardiac, structural, genetic, tumors as well as acquired conditions.
Symptoms of feeding and swallowing problems in infants may include:
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