How do I know if my child has a feeding disorder?
When our children are babies, whether we breast or bottle feed, we are always concerned about them getting enough nutrition. If baby seems to be fussy or not interested in feeding or having trouble swallowing or latching this can be a sign of a pediatric feeding disorder.
If your child’s pediatrician is concerned about weight gain or signs of failure to thrive you will need to figure out what’s going on with your baby.
Evaluation and treatment of a PFD is broken into four areas of medical, nutritional, feeding skills, and phychosocial. A medical professional can assess your child’s skill level with each area and decide the best plan of action to help make sure they are getting their nutritional needs met so they can grow and thrive properly.