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Feeding a child is an emotive experience. Selective eating (often referred to as fussy eating) is a typical part of early childhood but can cause significant anxiety to parents. This article covers the factors that influence the development of selective eating, the key points to elicit in history and examination, and evidence-based advice for parents.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/archdischild-2016-311787

Type

Journal article

Journal

Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed

Publication Date

04/2018

Volume

103

Pages

71 - 78

Keywords

gastroenterology, general paediatrics, infant feeding, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Child Behavior, Child, Preschool, Feeding Behavior, Female, Food Preferences, Humans, Infant, Male, Parents, Surveys and Questionnaires