A. Does patient have problems with feeding, swallowing, or choking? These problems may suggest gastroesophageal reflux, swallowing dysfunction, congenital abnormalities, or inappropriate feeding practices.
B. How much does patient ingest orally in a 24-hour period? Using the term daytime may cause parents or other caretakers to underestimate child's total caloric intake.
C. If an infant, how does parent mix formula? Distinguish formula preparation (ready-to-feed, concentrate, or powder). Check recipe for caloric density.
D. Does water used for mixing formula come from a well? Well water may be a source of an infectious agent (eg, Giardia).
F. Are there associated symptoms? For example, cyanosis may suggest cardiac disease; diarrhea suggests infection, malabsorption, or food allergy.
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