Paediatric Feeding and Nutrition (PFAN) Clinic

Our PFAN clinic offers services to infants 0-12 months with Pediatric Feeding Disorders.  “Pediatric Feeding Disorder” (PFD) is defined as impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction (International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health).

We see patients who meet the following criteria, however, it may include additional feeding difficulties:

  • Any NYGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit graduate who has any of the following:

   - History of oral feeding difficulties

   - Impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate

   - Oral aversion

   - Failure to thrive

  • Any Paediatric Complex Care Clinic patient who requires additional feeding and nutrition support that is not being met by community services.
  • Any patient under 12 months previously seen in our Emergency Department, Paediatric Short Stay Unit or Paediatric unit with additional need for feeding support.
  • Ambulatory Clinic patients and/or patients admitted to the Paediatric Unit with identified feeding concerns that require further assessment and intervention.

Our comprehensive team includes:

  • Paediatricians
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Occupational Therapist

A child may see any combination of these professionals depending on their individual and changing needs. 

Paediatric Feeding and Nutrition (PFAN) Clinic - Referal Form (PDF)