WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PROBLEM FEEDER?
A child who is a problem feeder refuses to eat certain foods or is unable to eat certain foods. Problem feeding can cause serious medical issues such as malnutrition, dehydration, and problems with intellectual, emotional, and academic development.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A PROBLEM FEEDER?
- Consumes a limited number of foods (usually less than 20)
- Refusal to eat entire groups of food
- Refusal to eat new foods
- May cry or have a break down when introduced to new foods
- Unable to reacquire foods lost due to food jag
OUR APPROACH AT KEY THERAPIES:
At Key Therapies we will work closely with other medical professionals to determine what diet is safest for your child. Furthermore, we will create a treatment plan for your child and give recommendations to work on at home.