Pediatric Nutrition & Health and Food Science
Nutritional Management of dysphagia
Domenica Elia,Teresa Capriati, Daniela Giorgio,Francesca Laureti, Vittoria Russo,Antonella Diamanti
Dipartimento DPS UOS Nutrizione Artificiale Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù
Feeding difficulties are frequent in children with oro-pharingeal dysfunction and can be associated withundernutrition, growth failure, micronutrients deficiencyand nutritional comorbidities. The early multidisciplinaryapproach is essential to prevent the consequences ofmalnutrition and the risk of chronic aspiration forimprovement quality of life and nutritional status.