Behaviors in Feeding Issues and Conditions That Can Interfere with Feeding

  • Refuses to sit in chair
  • Cries
  • Spits food out of mouth
  • Gags, vomits
  • Verbally says “no “ to food
  • Moves head away from spoon
  • Refuses to open mouth
  • Puts hands in front of mouth
  • Throws food or utensils
  • Gags before food is introduced

Conditions That Can Interfere with Feeding

  • Neurologic problems
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Cognitive or behavioral limitations
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Chronic illnesses
  • GI disorders