Feeding Difficulty and Drooling


Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

If your child has difficulty feeding soon after birth, it is an indication that something might not be right. Many children born with cerebral palsy as a result of birth injury have oral motor difficulty, which can manifest in many ways. For parents, the inability to feed a child properly can be distressing. Your doctor may help you to assess how best to care for your child, but you may still have many questions about your child’s care. Feeding difficulty, drooling and seizures are only a few signs of cerebral palsy. If your child is presenting these symptoms, it is your right to get answers.

Kinds of Oral Motor Difficulty

When a child is a newborn, he or she may have difficulty latching on during breast feeding. In addition, a number of signs indicate feeding problems in children, such as:

  • Refusing food or liquid

  • Failure to accept different textures of food

  • Long feeding times

  • Difficulty chewing

  • Coughing or gagging during meals

  • Excessive drooling

  • Food/liquid coming out of the mouth or nose

  • Difficulty coordinating breathing with eating and drinking

  • Less than normal weight gain or growth

Once a child is diagnosed with feeding problems, doctors can take many steps to ensure a child gets proper nutrition. These treatments will have different effects, both on your life and on the well-being of your child. In some cases, it may be recommended that a child be fed using a feeding tube, and this will have potential positive and negative effects for the child.

At Renaud Law Group, our team is here to help you explore all the possibilities and put you in touch with resources in British Columbia that may be able to help.


Our Team

Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer

Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.

Mark Barry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer

Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. Mark’s practice is primarily focused on ICBC injury claims. He is dedicated to ensuring that you are properly compensated for any harm suffered.

Maida Collins, Paralegal

Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.

Lisa Novak, Paralegal

Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.


Get in touch to discuss your child’s potential case today

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