feeding therapy

Specialized Feeding

As the only pediatric specialty hospital in New York State, Blythedale Children’s Hospital has the ability to evaluate and treat complex feeding difficulties in children with a team of pediatric specialists who work exclusively with medically fragile children.

Why Blythedale…

Blythedale has extensive experience in enteral feeding, weaning infants and children from supplemental tube feeding (naso-gastric, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy), and decreasing dependence on tube feedings.

  • Inpatient
  • Long Term Care
  • Outpatient
  • Day Hospital

Ocean and Rio Get a Taste of the Good Life

Ocean and Rio were born at just 23-weeks gestation and, as a result of their extreme prematurity, developed chronic lung disease. The twins had other complications, including a mass in Rio's airway that blocked his ability to speak or swallow, and Ocean had a perforated intestine that would require...

Specialized Feeding Team

This team, composed of Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Pediatric Feeding Therapists, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Nurses and Dietitians, works collaboratively with each child and family to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.

Milana's Story

Three-year-old Milana has attended Blythedale's Specialized Feeding outpatient program for more than a year now. As a medically complex child, finding all the therapies Milana required - in one location - was difficult for her mom, Deanna. Milana was born with Pierre Robin Sequence, a rare...