ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 783.3

Feeding problem

Diagnosis Code 783.3

ICD-9: 783.3
Short Description: Feeding problem
Long Description: Feeding difficulties and mismanagement
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 783.3

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 783 Symptoms concerning nutrition, metabolism, and development

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • R63.3 - Feeding difficulties

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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

  • Age-appropriate diet for children
  • Baby feeding patterns
  • 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
  • How to Save Money on Infant Formula
  • Infant botulism
  • Infant Formula - Buying, Preparing, Storing, and Feeding
  • Neonatal weight gain and nutrition

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