Pediatric Feeding Disorder

What is Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)?

 PFD is impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction. For these infants and children, every bite of food can be painful, scary, or impossible, potentially impeding nutrition, development, growth, and overall well-being. 

The Coordinated Care Model

Feeding Matters’ Coordinated Care Model examines the complexities of pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), focusing on the four key domains that significantly impact a child’s lifelong well-being: medical, nutrition, feeding skill, and psychosocial.

Through collaborative care and the proper support system, PFD can be well regulated and treated.

Does my child have a Pediatric Feeding Disorder?

Does your baby/child not let you know when he is hungry or full?

Do you think your child does not eat enough?

Does it usually take your child less than five minutes or greater than thirty minutes to eat?

Do you have to do anything special to help your baby/child eat?