Eating disorders in infants and preschool children


DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2019.10.82-86

E.V. Pavlovskaya

Federal Research Center of Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety, Moscow, Russia

Eating disorders in children of early and preschool age remain an urgent problem of pediatrics. Malnutrition in many children leads to an increase in the prevalence of nutritional disorders and health problems, including in adults. Long-term difficulties in feeding are observed in 20–30% of children under the age of 7 years. Loss of appetite in the absence of timely detection and adequate correction leads to negative consequences for the health and development of children due to chronic deficiency of nutrients. Treatment should be comprehensive and aimed primarily at the psychological side of the problem with simultaneous correction of nutrition, if necessary. The article presents a modern approach to the diagnosis and correction of feeding difficulties, which are most common in children of early and preschool age.


For citations: Pavlovskaya E.V. Eating disorders in infants and preschool children. Farmateka. 2019;26(10):82–86. (in Russian). DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2019.10.82-86 


About the Autors


Corresponding author: Elena V. Pavlovskaya, PhD in Medical Sciences, Senior Researcher at the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Dietetics, Federal Research Center of Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety, Moscow, Russia; tel. +7 (499) 794-35-08; e-mail: elena_pavlovsky@rambler.ru; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4505-397X 
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