Understanding Early Childhood Feeding and Eating Disorders in New Book "When Your Child won't Eat or Eats too Much"

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Child psychiatrist and author Irene Chatoor helps children and their families develop healthy eating habits

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Approximately 25 percent of otherwise normally developing young children experience feeding difficulties, which may not only be disruptive to the physical and emotional development of the child, but may also affect the whole family.

An advocate of early childhood feeding and eating intervention, Dr. Irene Chatoor, has been speaking across Asia, Europe and the South and Central Americas, to pediatricians, gastroenterologists, psychologists and psychiatrists about young children’s feeding disorders. Having worked with distressed parents, Dr. Chatoor uses more than 30 years in child psychiatry in her new book, When Your Child won’t Eat or Eats too Much.

A cohort of all the things parents need to know when facing their young children’s feeding problems, When Your Child won’t Eat or Eats too Much easily explains ways to navigate the challenges of early feeding development, how to set limits and establish healthy eating habits. In the following chapters, Dr. Chatoor helps parents understand and deal with specific feeding problems, whether a child is eating too little, is selective, may be fearful of eating, or eats too much.

This step-by-step instructional guide aims to educate families and create healthier children through practical suggestions of better eating habits.

“I wrote this book because in recent years I have gotten many emails from desperate parents who have read one of my articles, and for the first time, felt someone understood their child’s eating problems,” says Dr. Chatoor. “I want to highlight how important these issues are and help families gain a better understanding on how to help their children overcome their feeding difficulties.”

When Your Child won’t Eat or Eats too Much: A parents’ guide for the prevention and treatment of feeding problems in young children.
By: Dr. Irene Chatoor
ISBN: 978-1-4759-1245-6 (sc), 978-1-4759-1243-2 (e), 978-1-4759-1244-9 (dj)
Pages: 147
Price: $15.95
Available at http://www.iUniverse.com, http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com

About the author

Dr. Irene Chatoor is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the George Washington University and vice chair in the department of Psychiatry at Children’s National Medical Center, in Washington DC. Dr. Chatoor currently travels across Asia, Europe and the South and Central Americas to continue her advocacy in childhood feeding difficulties.

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