Family Disorder Of Infancy Or Early Childhood

Feeding disorder of infancy or early childhood is the failure of an infant or child to have sufficient nutrition for at least one month. This condition entails the child to be younger than six years old and that he or she has not eaten enough to achieve normal height and weight. The affected children may often feel irritable or apathetic. Some children may fail to eat properly due to parents’ negligence or poverty. Those who were born prematurely, have low birth weight, and have serious problems with their metabolism, muscular system, heart, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system are more prone to having feeding disorder.

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