What medical problems cause feeding disorders in children?

Stephen Aird, DO
Pediatrics
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

Continue Learning about Children's Health

Children's Health

Children's Health

As a parent, you have questions about your kids' health. From common colds, lice, chickenpox and strep throat to eating disorders, obesity and learning disabilities, get the expert answers you need to raise a healthy child, tween, ...

or teen.
More

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.