Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Center

Patient Stories from the Feeding and Swallowing Center

Owen
Facial Hemangioma

Facial surgeries made eating difficult for Owen. The Day Hospital Feeding Program helped him learn to enjoy food.

Owen's Story

Aaron
Failure to Thrive

The Day Hospital Feeding Program weaned Aaron off his feeding tube and helped him recover from failure to thrive.

Aaron's Story

Luke
Failure to Thrive

The Day Hospital Feeding Program helped Luke progress from failure to thrive to thriving.

Luke's Story

Vincent
Food Allergies

CHOP diagnosed Vincent's food allergies and helped him to enjoy mealtime again.

Vincent's Story

Arianna
Food Anxiety

Mealtimes were extremely upsetting for 2-year-old Arianna, so her family came to CHOP for help.

Arianna's Story

Jack
GE Reflux

One week of therapy at the Day Hospital Feeding Program showed Jack would recover from GE reflux and failure to thrive.

Jack's Story

Toby
Sensory Processing

A sensory processing disorder made eating a challenge for Toby. The Day Hospital Feeding Program taught him how to like new foods.

Toby's Story

 

 

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