Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Feeding Children Who Can't or Won't Eat

Richard M Katz, J. K. Hyche, E. K. Wingert

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Though seemingly a simple act, feeding children is a complex process involving a combination of caregiver interactions with the child, appropriate oral-motor skills, and an intact, functioning gastrointestinal tract. Feeding disorders are not uncommon in children and often require a team of dedicated health-care professionals to overcome disorders that may severely impact short-term health and long-term well-being. Evaluation and treatment of these disorders require a thorough understanding of the potential pathophysiology and behavioral issues that lead to disruption of effective oral eating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780123848857
ISBN (Print)9780123750839
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Behavioral feeding disorder
  • Dysphagia
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteropathy
  • Feeding protocol
  • Food refusal
  • Food selectivity
  • Functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Modified barium swallow
  • Oral aversion
  • Oral-motor dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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