It's unknown how many children have pediatric feeding disorders and issues, but there are more than most people realize. Just a few of the many reasons for a child's inability to eat are GERD, aspiration, allergies, motility issues, etc. The list is extensive (you can see a partial list here) and sometimes a child never actually gets a diagnosis.
Parents of little ones with feeding issues face a lot of challenges and often feel misunderstood and like they don't have support. I've put together a list of ways you can support a parent of a child with feeding issues.
You can read an updated version of this post here on my new blog, Sunshine and Spoons! I hope to see you there!
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