HOW IMFeD WORKS
When you bring your child to a paediatrician, you will be asked to fill in an IMFeD questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask you about the types of food your child will or won’t eat and other questions related to his eating habit.
The paediatrician will use the IMFeD toolkit to diagnose your child’s feeding difficulties based on your responses. He will then share with you how to overcome your child’s problems.
Some feeding difficulties can be overcome by changing the way you feed your child at home. If this is the case for your child, your paediatrician will provide you an IMFeD booklet full of useful information and tips to help you do this.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If my child is a picky eater, can IMFeD help?
Yes, of course. IMFeD helps diagnose a wide array of feeding difficulties.
Is the IMFeD booklet free?
The booklet is given to you as part of the treatment, but only if your child’s feeding difficulty can be managed at home (highly selective intake, poor appetite in a fundamentally energetic child and fear of feeding). The booklet is designed to help parents like you manage your child’s feeding habits at home.
Is the treatment for my child’s feeding difficulty complicated?
It depends. Some feeding difficulties, such as highly selective intake and poor appetite in an energetic child, can be managed by you at home using your paediatrician’s advice and the information provided in the IMFeD booklet for parents.
Other cases can be more complicated in nature, such as poor appetite caused by organic diseases or children with more than one feeding difficulty. These conditions may require further assistance from other experts such as child psychologists or speech therapists.