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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Abstract

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.
Pages21-27
Number of pages7
Volume4-4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123848857
ISBN (Print)9780123750839
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • 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

  • Medicine(all)

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    Katz, R. M., Hyche, J. K., & Wingert, E. K. (2012). Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Feeding Children Who Can't or Won't Eat. In Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (Vol. 4-4, pp. 21-27). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-375083-9.00157-4