We understand that there are children who:
- don’t eat at all or could go days without eating,
- eat only a few foods like goldfish crackers, French fries, or cookies,
- gag and cries at the sight of food.
We understand your:
- anxiety when your child does not eat,
- frustration when your child does not eat healthy foods,
- concern that things won’t get better.
We understand that:
- mealtimes are stressful,
- you lie awake at night worrying about your child’s growth and development,
- others may not understand.
We understand and we can help.
Feeding disorders, like children, come in many “shapes and sizes.” We can help when your child:
- doesn’t eat or drink enough;
- is a picky eater;
- is dependent on tube feeds;
- doesn’t eat like children his or her age;
- has sensory aversions;
- has oral-motor skill deficits; or
- has problem behavior at mealtimes.
What is a pediatric feeding disorder?
When a child:
- does not eat or drink enough to gain weight and grow;
- does not eat or drink enough different foods or drinks to get his or her nutrition;
- does not or cannot eat like children that are the same age or developmental level;
- takes a long time to eat or has problem behavior at mealtimes; or
- has eating patterns or mealtime behavior that causes stress for the family.