TABLE 2

Criteria for an “Ideal” Classification of Feeding Difficulties

Systematically categorizes
 • behavioral issues
 • organic conditions
 • caregiver feeding styles
Separates misperceived, mild, and severe conditions
Conditions are
 • readily recognized
 • identified by familiar and accurate terminology
 • logically related to each other
 • manageable in number
Specific treatment options are available for each condition