What medical problems cause feeding disorders in children?
Stephen Aird, DO
Feeding disorders in children are almost always caused by some other medical problem. Some of the medical problems that cause feeding disorders include:
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Problems with the stomach or intestines
  • Seizures
  • Problems with the nervous system
  • Having been a preterm infant
  • Sensory system problems
  • Autism
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Problems with the heart or lungs
  • Problems with the muscles in and around the mouth

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