Some disabled children stop wanting to eat and drink. This might be because they have experienced difficulties in the past. Sometimes it can continue, even when the original cause of the difficulty has been resolved.
Warning Always seek professional guidance
A GP, dietician and speech and language therapist (SLT) will be able to give support and strategies to ensure mealtimes are safe, enjoyable and provide enough nutrition.
It’s important not to force your child to eat and drink if they do not want to, as this can make it even harder for them to eat and drink. Eating and drinking should be an enjoyable experience.
The most common reflux symptom is heartburn. This can be a burning feeling in the chest and upper tummy that happens after eating.
Some people may experience pain or difficulty with swallowing. It can also give an acidic taste in the mouth and cause people to feel sick.
Reflux can make you feel uncomfortable and tired as it can affect your sleep if you eat too close to your bedtime.