Feeding Problems in Infants and Children.

  title={Feeding Problems in Infants and Children.},
  author={Carlos H. Lifschitz},
  journal={Current treatment options in gastroenterology},
  volume={4 5},
This article focuses on factors related to decreased food intake of infants and children, but does not address anorexia or bulimia nervosa. The nature of feeding problems may be behavioral, organic, or a mixture of both. Behavioral problems that affect intake have their roots in 1) parental or cultural expectations for food intake and body habit, 2) parental anxiety about weight gain in a vulnerable child or insecurity about parental skills, 3) power struggles between parent and child that… CONTINUE READING