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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

  1. Medical

  2. labored breathing with and without feeding

  3. color changes in lips or face when eating or drinking

  4. sweating when eating or drinking

  5. gurgle or squeaking sounds with and without feeding

  6. Reoccurring upper respiratory infections

  7. crying, arching, coughing,

  8. grimacing when eating or drinking

  9. suspected food allergies

  10. multiple formula changes

  11. vomiting

  12. never seems hungry

  13. physical discomfort when eating or drinking