Symptom: Poor feeding

Poor feeding: Poor feeding (mostly in infants)
Introduction: An infant may feed poorly for numerous reasons, some of which are very serious. Poor feeding can lead to weight loss which in an infant is often called failure to thrive. Even if weight is not lost, poor growth may indicate a medical problem. Any infant with poor feeding needs medical attention for correct diagnosis.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Poor feeding:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Poor feeding (16 conditions)

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    Symptoms related to Poor feeding: failure to thrive (0)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing symptoms: Poor feeding: The following list of conditions have 'Poor feeding' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum ... feeding problems


  • Canavan disease ... feeding difficulties
  • Cerebral Palsy ... difficulty sucking
  • Coffin-Lowry syndrome ... feeding problems


  • Gingivostomatitis ... poor feeding


  • Infant botulism food poisoning ... poor suck, feeding difficulty


  • Meningitis ... poor feeding, refusing feeds
  • Meningococcal disease ... poor feeding, refusing feeds
  • Mobius syndrome ... inability to suck (infant), feeding difficulty


  • Neonatal myasthenia ... poor suck
  • Neuronal Migration Disorders ... feeding difficulties


  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I ... feeding difficulties


  • Viral meningitis ... poor feeding, refusing feeds


  • Whooping Cough ... Feeding difficulties
  • Williams Syndrome ... feeding problems


  • Zellweger Syndrome ... poor suck

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