Pediatric Growth & Integrated Nutrition (GAINS)

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Pediatrics/GAINS Program

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The Growth and Integrated Nutrition Service at Swedish, known as GAINS™, is a multidisciplinary program, which includes doctors, nurses, dietitians, behavioral specialists, and feeding therapists. If your baby or child under the age of six has problems with feeding or weight gain, we can help you and your pediatrician by doing a full assessment and providing specific recommendations.

Conditions We Treat

There are many medical conditions that lead to growth and nutrition problems. At the GAINS program, we are experts at working with children with:

  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Malnutrition
  • Failure to thrive
  • Slow growth
  • Low birthweight
  • Prematurity
  • Feeding tubes
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Aspiration

Our Expertise

Each provider in the GAINS program has advanced training in one or more of the following specialties:

Feeding Tube Weaning Program

At the GAINS Feeding Tube Weaning Program, our goal is to improve the feeding experience for children who eat with feeding tubes. We believe eating should be a pleasurable part of every child's life. Depending on your child, success may include removal of the feeding tube and complete independence, or a combined oral and tube-feeding plan. We can help you find the best combination to support your child's growth and feeding enjoyment.