Beyond Reflux: Feeding Intolerance, Aversion & The Interplay of Systems
Many infants and children have feeding difficulties and intolerance as well as vomiting, gastroesophageal reflux and feeding refusal. They may experience poor weight gain and may even require a feeding tube. To better shepherd our children through these problems, it is important to understand them. This webinar will discuss the interplay of physiologic, mechanical and behavioral components of feeding and intolerance; identify the usefulness and limits of testing for feeding problems; and describe the medical interventions and the role of specialized formulas/foods for the problems of gastrointestinal discomfort and feeding intolerance.
About The Speaker:
Dr. Dumont Graduated from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk Virginia in 1988. He joined the faculty at Columbus Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University in 1994 after completing both pediatric residency and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at those institutions. He has been on the faculty at The Ohio State University and Loyola University Medical Center. He has served as the medical director of the Easter Seals DuPage Feeding Clinic for 12 years. Dr. Dumont has held a long interest in complementary/alternative medicine for nearly 20 years. Board certified in Integrative medicine through the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, he has had formal training in mind/body medicine at the Harvard Mind/Body Institute, medical hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Society of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, acupuncture training through the UCLA Medical Acupuncture Program, functional medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine and homeopathy through the American Institute of Homeopathy and the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy (CEDH) and is currently a senior teacher in the (CEDH) physician training program. He has extensive experience in many areas of complementary/alternative medicine and has lectured internationally on the subject. Currently he practices pediatric integrative medicine at the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern, LLC,