Feeding Therapy services at Mandala Family Wellness includes a pediatric feeding program that treats feeding disorders, failure to thrive, obesity, and g-tube dependence in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
What is the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Program at Mandala?
Many children have problems eating enough or eating the right foods. This program evaluates and treats children with problems getting the right nutrition, eating in an age-appropriate way, or taking medicine. At Mandala, we believe in using a holistic approach to help children with feeding problems become age-typical eaters through our assessment and treatment services.
Who Does the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Program Serve?
Children with feeding problems typically have difficulties related to eating or drinking, which may impact psychological social or physical development. Common symptoms of feeding issues include:
- Extreme food selectivity
- Bottle or formula dependence
- Poor weight gain
- Mealtime tantrums and excessive meal durations
- Inability to progress in textures
- Inability or refusal to self-feed
- Fear of Eating after a choking episode
- Medication Compliance/Pill Swallowing