Is it Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)?
If you have concerns about your child’s feeding, please know that you are not alone. Early detection and treatment of pediatric feeding disorder is critical to the long-term health and well-being of affected children.
Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire© 6-Question Screener
The ICFQ© 6-question screener is a quick 6-question screening tool that identifies and differentiates between children who are struggling with feeding from those who have age appropriate eating. Use, share, and educate others on the signs of PFD; the first step in treating PFD is identification.
Learn the Signs. Act Early.
Milestones matter! CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program encourages parents and providers to learn the signs of healthy development, monitor every child’s early development, and take action when there is a concern. The program offers free checklists and other tools to make developmental monitoring practical and easy. Explore the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” site to learn more about developmental milestones.
Take the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire©
The Feeding Matters Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire© is an evidence-based tool which may be used to promote early identification of pediatric feeding disorder and provides a method for referral of at-risk infants and children to appropriate care. This questionnaire has been developed by internationally-recognized feeding experts to help you better understand your child’s feeding habits. By completing this questionnaire you will learn about typical feeding development, identify if there are any areas of concern regarding your child’s feeding, and be provided a method for discussing any concerns with your child’s physician.