What is a pediatric feeding
or swallowing disorder?
A pediatric feeding or swallowing disorder is when a child has difficulty eating food by mouth. It may be related to medical, nutritional, skill, or psychosocial deficits. This can impact a family's everyday life significantly as mealtime and food consumption are a basic human need.
"Conservative evaluations estimate that PFD affects more than 2.3 Million children under the age of 5 in the United States each year."