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Discomfort with feeding

Your baby may be showing signs of discomfort when they are feeding and you are worried it is being caused by your breastmilk, formula feed, an allergy or intolerance or you are not sure. Our dietitians are experts in feeding babies and an assess and treat them according to the cause of their discomfort when feeding.

If your baby or child is experiencing discomfort when feeding and you would like help from our team of dietitians please contact us.

What are the signs of discomfort with feeding?

There are many signs and symptoms that could indicate your baby is having discomfort when feeding, here are some below:

If your baby has one or more of these symptoms described, they could have discomfort when feeding. To talk to our dietitians to see if they can help to ensure they carry on feeding adequately and grow to their full potential please contact us.

Macie feeding herself with jade

What are the causes of discomfort with feeding?

There are an array of reasons why your baby may be experiencing discomfort with feeding such as positioning during feeding, wind, bloating, reflux or an underlying intolerance or allergy. Our specialist dietitians can assess your baby and find the cause for their discomfort.

What do you assess for discomfort with feeding?

Our dietitian will assess your baby’s feeding regimen, intake, positioning and behaviour to help find the route cause of their discomfort with feeding. Our dietitian will assess their dietary intake, growth and nutritional intake to ensure they are growing to their full potential despite their discomfort during feeding. Our dietitian will assess and diagnose any underlying allergies or intolerances which could cause your baby's discomfort when feeding and provide an individualised treatment plan to suit them.

Ezra with peppers as eyes and Jada eating biscuit

What is the treatment for discomfort with feeding?

The treatment for discomfort with feeding with depend on the cause. Our specialist feeding team will assess your baby for any allergies and intolerances and give you an individualised treatment plan to reduce any discomfort they are having. This treatment will reduce any symptoms they are having and aim for them to optimise their nutritional intake to ensure your baby reaches their full growth potential.


If your baby or child is having discomfort with feeding and you would like an assessment please contact us.

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To refer a child to our services this can be done online, or by calling 0161 820 8262 or emailing office@kids

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