ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R63.3

Feeding difficulties

Diagnosis Code R63.3

ICD-10: R63.3
Short Description: Feeding difficulties
Long Description: Feeding difficulties
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R63.3

Valid for Submission
The code R63.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake (R63)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R63.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM , FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITH MCC 640
  • MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM , FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITHOUT MCC 641

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Synonyms
  • Difficulty eating
  • Difficulty eating
  • Difficulty eating due to breathlessness
  • Difficulty feeding self
  • Difficulty latching on to breast for feeding
  • Elderly feeding problem
  • Feeding difficulties and mismanagement
  • Feeding poor
  • Feeding problem
  • Feeding problem
  • Feeding problem
  • Feeding problem
  • Feeding problem due to illness
  • Feeding problem in child
  • Feeding problem symptom
  • Infant feeding problem
  • Refusing food

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R63.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Infant and Newborn Nutrition

Food provides the energy and nutrients that babies need to be healthy. For a baby, breast milk is best. It has all the necessary vitamins and minerals. Infant formulas are available for babies whose mothers are not able or decide not to breastfeed.

Infants usually start eating solid foods between 4 and 6 months of age. Check with your health care provider for the best time for your baby to start. If you introduce one new food at a time, you will be able to identify any foods that cause allergies in your baby. Some foods to stay away from include

  • Eggs
  • Honey
  • Peanuts (including peanut butter)
  • Other tree nuts

  • Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding
  • Cow's milk - infants
  • Feeding patterns and diet -- babies and infants
  • Feeding patterns and diet -- children 6 months to 2 years
  • Infant botulism
  • Neonatal weight gain and nutrition


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