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Poor feeding

Poor feeding: Introduction

An infant may feed poorly for numerous reasons, some of which are very serious. Poor feeding can lead to weight loss which in an infant is often called failure to thrive. Even if weight is not lost, poor growth may indicate a medical problem. Any infant with poor feeding needs medical attention for correct diagnosis....more »

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Poor feeding: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Poor feeding, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Poor feeding Treatments

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Stories from Users for Poor feeding

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Message Boards for Poor feeding

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Diagnostic tests for Poor feeding:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Poor feeding. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance and observation
    • Looking for any dysmorphic ( abnormality of shape) features of face and body that may affect feeding - e.g. Down syndrome, cleft palate, Pierre Robin syndrome (small jaw, cleft palate and downward displacement of the tongue), fetal alcohol syndrome (narrow space between the eyes, short nose, small face, small upper lip), Zellweger syndrome.
    • Observe the child's behavior and interaction with yourself. If child is alert, interested in new objects, keen to explore and relates in a friendly manner, a feeding problem is more likely because of an isolated condition rather than global retardation
  • Physical examination
  • more tests...»

Poor feeding: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Poor feeding may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Poor feeding

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Poor feeding. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Poor feeding: Deaths

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Organs affected by Poor feeding:

The list of organs typically affected by Poor feeding may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Poor feeding

The list below shows some of the causes of Poor feeding mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Poor feeding?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Poor feeding. Of the 265 causes of Poor feeding that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 7 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 254 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Poor feeding:

The following list of conditions have 'Poor feeding' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Poor feeding:

The following list of medical conditions have Poor feeding or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.









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Causes of Poor feeding Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Poor feeding based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Poor feeding?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Poor feeding, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Poor feeding:

    Medical Conditions associated with Poor feeding:

    Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes)

    Symptoms related to Poor feeding:

    Failure to thrive (955 causes), 18-Hydroxylase deficiency, 2-methylbutyryl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, 3 alpha methylcrotonyl-Coa carboxylase 1 deficiency, 3 alpha methylcrotonyl-coa carboxylase 2 deficiency

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Poor feeding

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