Structural Factors

A wide range of structural problems can contribute to the development of a feeding disorder. Anatomical abnormalities of any of the structures involved in chewing, swallowing, and digesting can disrupt the process and cause significant problems. Abnormalities of the oral cavity such as cleft lip and palate, anomalies of the tongue (e.g., macroglossia, ankylo-glossia), and dental caries can increase the likelihood of feeding problems (Rudolph and Link 2002). Obstructions or abnormalities of the pharynx or esophagus can result in swallowing difficulties, impairing the normal feeding process. The structural conditions that can precipitate feeding problems in children are too numerous to list here; Rudolph and Link (2002) provide more comprehensive coverage of anatomical causes of pediatric feeding disorders.

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