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How do you know if your child needs feeding support or is a picky eater? Here are some ‘red flags’:

  • ​Ongoing poor weight gain (rate re: percentiles falling) or weight loss

  • Ongoing choking, gagging or coughing during meals

  • Ongoing problems with vomiting

  • More than once incident of nasal reflux

  • History of a traumatic choking incident

  • History of eating and breathing coordination problems, with ongoing respiratory issues

  • Parents reporting child as being “picky” at 2 or more well child checks

  • Inability to transition to baby food purees by 10 months of age

  • Inability to accept any table food solids by 12 months of age

  • Inability to transition from breast/bottle to a cup by 16 months of age

  • Has not weaned off baby foods by 16 months of age

  • Aversion or avoidance of all foods in specific texture or nutrition group

  • Food range of less than 20 foods, especially if foods are being dropped over time with no new foods replacing those lost

  • An infant who cries and/or arches at most meals

  • Family is fighting about food and feeding (ie. Meals are battles)

  • Parent repeatedly reports that the child is difficult for everyone to feed

  • Parental history of an eating disorder, with a child not meeting weight goals (parents notcausing the problem, but may be more stressed and in need of extra supports)


What to do if your child needs feeding support?

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