Pediatric Feeding Disorder
PFD- WHAT IS IT?
Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) is impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate and is associated with medical,nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction.
PEDIATRIC SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF PFD
labored breathing with and without feeding
color changes in lips or face when eating or drinking
sweating when eating or drinking
gurgle or squeaking sounds with and without feeding
Reoccurring upper respiratory infections
crying, arching, coughing,
grimacing when eating or drinking
suspected food allergies
multiple formula changes
never seems hungry
physical discomfort when eating or drinking