A biopsychosocial model of normative and problematic pediatric feeding


A comprehensive model is presented that (a) highlights factors that have been implicated in the development and maintenance of feeding problems in both normal and clinical populations; and (b) provides a framework for the prevention, management, and treatment of feeding problems across the range of physically healthy children to children with acute and chronic illnesses. Relevant literatures and feeding models were synthesized to present a comprehensive unified biopsychosocial model that may aid in the prediction and synthesis of information about feeding and eating in both normal and clinical populations and provide a framework for interdisciplinary research and intervention.

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Children's Health Care