Pediatric Growth & Integrated Nutrition (GAINS)
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 feeding problems or has trouble gaining weight, 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
Failure to thrive
- Slow growth
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.