Does your child have difficulty swallowing food and drink? Is your child dependent on a feeding tube for all or most of his nutrition? Does your child suffer from aspiration of food or drink?
Besides the obvious benefits of nutrition and energy, he or she may be missing out on social interactions that often surround the act of eating. Many children with multiple medical conditions have difficulty eating and swallowing age-appropriate foods; therefore, they are missing the pleasurable and social experience of enjoying food and drink.