It is not uncommon for mealtimes to be difficult for families living with an EGID/EoE. Symptoms experienced may include feeding difficulty (such as needing to puree foods, being slow to chew foods, avoidance of certain foods), poor appetite and dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing foods and/or requiring a drink after eating). With the assistance of your doctor and dietitian you will hopefully be able to determine what the best foods are for your child to be eating or if any diet restrictions are needed. You can also talk to your medical professional about a referral to a good speech pathologist or occupational therapist to help with the feeding and swallowing issues.
The following are some tips for mealtimes from parents of children with an EGID/EoE that may hopefully make mealtimes a more pleasant experience for everyone at the table!
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Page last modified: 12 February, 2016