Overview of Wal-Mart/Sam's Club Feeding, Swallowing and Nutrition Center
Families come to the center from throughout the world. The team works with your child's primary care doctor and other medical specialists to provide the best ongoing patient care. The Feeding, Swallowing and Nutrition Center offers outpatient and inpatient programs.
At Children's Hospital of Wisconsin we provide family-centered care because we know that a child's health affects the whole family. We create a partnership with families talking openly and often about their child's care and their personal beliefs. Our goal is to support families by building on their strengths.
An infant or child's ability to eat is affected by many things, which may include:
- Mouth and throat function
- Medical problems
- Age or developmental level of the child
- Nerve and muscle control
- Positive feeding experiences
Problems with any of these things may cause a feeding and/or swallowing problem.
The center strives to provide care in an environment that recognizes diversity, confidentiality and trust. We believe that the entire family should be involved in treatment planning and education.
Goals of the center are to:
- Provide a coordinated service that offers quality care to children with feeding and swallowing disorders and their families
- Establish feeding patterns with the best nutrition that can be maintained by the family in the home and other places
- Contribute to research and education
We offer diagnosis and treatment for children with:
- Behavior related feeding issues
- Cyclic vomiting syndrome
- Constipation and reflux
- Failure to thrive (grow) and weight loss
- Feeding disorders
- Gastrointestinal motility problems
- Oral-sensory-motor problems
- Swallowing disorders
Our main team include pediatric experts in the following areas:
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Social Services
Other specialties that might be consulted include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Rehabilitation and Fitness Medicine