Feeding Matters defines a pediatric feeding disorder as “an impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction.” Pediatric Feeding Disorders affect more than 1 in 37 children under the age of 5 in the United States each year. For these children, food is scary and often associated with pain, and can interfere with nutrition, development, growth, and overall well-being as they do not consume enough nutrients to provide them with adequate nutrition/hydration.
There are many causes of pediatric feeding disorders, including medical, sensory, oral motor, nutritional and pychosocial/environmental.
If your child presents with any of the following red flags, a feeding/swallowing evaluation is warranted:
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