Feeding Disorders in Infants and Children

person Carlos Lifschitz Buenos Aires
schedule 1 min read
Topic(s): Growth & Development Gut Microbiota Low Birth Weight
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There is a wide spectrum of feeding disorders that vary in origin from organic to functional or a mix of both. In C. Lau’s paper suction and swallowing mechanism is explained as well as how they are relevant to term and pre-term infants as well as the problems associated with suction and swallowing processes. A. Rybak discusses the different possible causes of poor weight gain related to feeding issues. Evaluation and symptoms of swallowing defects in children is explained in Dodrill and Gosa’s paper. And to conclude, A. Silverman outlines different ways parents and doctors can help encourage children to eat.