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Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) often have complex feeding and nutrition issues. In these cases, the primary care clinician is responsible for monitoring growth, nutritional status, and swallowing safety while adapting to the child’s evolving abilities, preferences, and metabolic demands. The vital nature of feeding can make this an emotional issue for families when there are problems.

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Initial publication: December 2013; last update/revision: February 2023
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Author: Medical Home Team