Transition Home and from Program when on Oral Feeds

For infants, children, and youth on oral feeds, the transition to home continues to require a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach. The child’s primary medical team (community physician) works with the feeding team and parents and caregivers to provide support, and is ultimately responsible for the child’s follow-up care. Each program may have its own criteria for admission or discharge to the program. When possible prior to discharge, the original goals of care and intervention should be reviewed. If a mutual understanding between family and caregiver determines that all goals have been sufficiently met, then the child or family may be discharged from the program.