We want children to enjoy eating, and nothing is much more frustrating to a parent than trying to feed a crying baby, toddler or preschooler. Yet there are many reasons why children may be challenged by eating. Prematurity, cardiac conditions, sensory integration disorders, neurological disorders or muscular weakness are just a few of the possible challenges to eating. Some children have difficulty sucking and chewing, while others are challenged by eating a variety of food textures. Still others tire before they are able to eat enough calories to remain healthy. At the Britain Center, feeding therapy is designed to improve a child’s ability to nurse, drink or eat age-appropriate foods. Feeding therapy will target small steps toward improving the child’s success and feelings of safety while being challenged to improve the skill of eating.
The Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center is located in the Life Dynamics Building on the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Campus, 9120 W. 75th Street. For more information, contact us via phone at 913-676-2253