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Feeding difficulties are common in children with cerebral palsy and have an effect on growth, nutritional state, general health, social interaction and behaviour and developmental outcomes. Many factors have an effect on feeding ability. Identification of these factors and amelioration of their impact on feeding difficulties is essential to promote adequate growth and nutrition. Appropriate assessment and management is best achieved by a multiprofessional team skilled in the care of children with cerebral palsy and feeding impairments. Feeding difficulties must be considered within the wider context of family and social circumstance.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/archdischild-2011-300914

Type

Journal article

Journal

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition

Publication Date

01/12/2012

Volume

97

Pages

222 - 229