Self-assessment for infant eating and feeding difficulties

Please add the numbers behind your answers and remember the sum for the test result on the next page!


This self-test and its answers are based on scientific findings, but is in no way a substitute for a comprehensive medical diagnostic process, medical consultation, and medical examination. It is meant to serve parents as a guideline and tool for raising awareness on the topic of childhood eating behavior disorders. All results are provided without guarantee.


(1)  Zero to three (2005). Diagnostic classification of mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood; Revised edition (DC:0-3R). Washington, DC: Zero to three press.

(2)  Dunitz-Scheer, M., Scheer P.,J.,Z., Marinschek, S., Pahsini K. (2011). Frühkindliche Essstörungen. Arzt und Kind, 12-14.

(3)  Dunitz-Scheer, M., Marinschek, S., Beckenbach, H., Kratky, E., Hauer, A. et al. (2011). Tube dependency: A reactive eating behavior disorder. ICAN, 3 (4), 209-215.

(4)  World Healh Organization (1993). The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders. Clinical descriptions and diagnostic guidelines. Geneva: WHO