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Feeding and Growth Clinic

The Feeding and Growth Disorders Program at Children's is one of a few of its kind in the Midwest. It is designed specifically for infants, toddlers and adolescents who have a variety of feeding and swallowing difficulties as well as failure to gain weight appropriately.

Because the needs of children with feeding difficulties can be so complex, we provide a multi-disciplinary approach that includes highly-trained pediatric professionals such as speech language pathologists, a social worker, dietitian, behavioral psychologist, GI registered nurse, GI physician and occupational therapists.

These professionals work together to help your child become medically stable, meet their nutritional needs, maximize their oral feeding potential and enjoy the social and emotional aspects of meal time.

Clinical Staff:

Fernando Zapata, M.D.
Mary Enenbach, APRN-NP
Robyn Gilligan RN, CPN
Kristy Anderson MS, RD, LMNT
Karen Dittmer-McMahon PhD, Pediatric Psychologist
Jenna Schaecher LCSW