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Swallowing difficulties

Eating, drinking and swallowing issues in premature babies, infants, children and young people can cause problems that seriously affect a child’s health and overall quality of life. Difficulties with swallowing can cause chest infections, pneumonia, choking, dehydration, malnutrition and weight loss. The medical term for swallowing problems is ‘dysphagia’.

Issues can include:

Anyone aged under 18 who lives in Devon can get specialist care from CFHD by filling in a referral form

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