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About the Author

Dr. Irene Chatoor is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the George Washington University and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Chatoor is a world renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood feeding difficulties.


Approximately 25 percent of otherwise normally developing young children experience feeding difficulties, which may result in intense parent-child conflict during feeding, and issues in the child's physical and emotional development. 

An advocate in early childhood feeding and eating interventions, Dr. Irene Chatoor has been speaking nationally and across Asia, Europe and the South and Central Americas, to pediatricians, gastroenterologists, psychologists and psychiatrists about young children’s feeding problems.

Following 30 years of research and work with distressed families, Dr. Chatoor released her second book -- a self-guide for parents titled  When Your Child Won’t Eat or Eats Too Much.  A cohort of all the things parents need to know when facing their young child's feeding problems, When Your Child Won’t Eat or Eats Too Much provides a step-by-step instructional guide aimed at helping families navigate the challenges of early feeding development, including practical suggestions on setting limits and establishing healthy eating habits. 

“After I published my first book on the 'Diagnosis and Treatment of Feeding Disorders,' geared towards pediatricians and professionals working with children who have feeding difficulties, I wrote this second book because I am being contacted more and more by desperate parents who have read one of my articles, and for the first time feel someone understands their child’s eating problems,” says Chatoor. “I want to highlight how important these issues are and help families in better understanding and overcoming these feeding difficulties.”