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Fifteen-minute consultation in the healthy child: “My child is a fussy eater!”
  1. Ilana R Levene1,
  2. Annabel Williams2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Children's Psychological Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ilana R Levene, Department of Paediatrics, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK; ilana.levene{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

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.

  • gastroenterology
  • general paediatrics
  • infant feeding

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Footnotes

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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