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Feeding difficulties - is it the child or the parent's fault?
Presenter : Dr. Sanjay Woodhull
CPD Activity (1.0 credit)
MPS 0086/2022
About the Course
The term "feeding difficulty" is an umbrella term which suggests that there is a problem with a child’s feed. The paediatric and psychiatry community have two schools of thought regarding this common condition. In the paediatric context, ruling out organic conditions take priority, and behavioural issues are often neglected. On the other hand, psychiatrists focus more on behavioural problems and construct a diagnosis based on clinical observation.
When a parent voices concern about their child’s feeding, it is always necessary for paediatricians or primary health care physicians to explore the issue and find a resolution. Although most of these children are only mildly affected, a small percentage have a serious feeding disorder.
Feeding difficulties are classified according to the child’s eating behaviours - children with limited appetite, children with selectivity and children with the fear of eating. Recent studies have also identified an important group among these children whose parents claim that they have difficulty eating - parental misconception.
Participants must obtain a minimum score of 80% to obtain 1 CPD point. Upon successfully completing the course, the CPD point will be forwarded to MPS. 

About the Presenter

Dr. Sanjay Woodhull
  • Paediatrics
Procedure Focus
  • Pediatric flexible fibreoptic bronchoscopy
  • Pediatric sleep studies (scoring and interpretation)
Condition Treated
  • Childhood diseases, Critical pediatric illnesses, Neonatal conditions, Neonatology, Pediatric Asthma, Chronic Lung Disease, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric sleep disorders, Vaccination and Immunization
Memberships & Associations
  • Member, European Respiratory Society, since 2001
  • Member, Perinatal Society of Malaysia, since 1999
  • Member, Malaysian Paediatric Association, since 1996
  • Member, Malaysian Medical Association, since 1994
  • Member, American College of Chest Physicians
Postgraduate Clinical Training
  • Specialist Paediatric Registrar (Acute, General and Community Paediatrics, Neonatology), Watford General Hospital, United kingdom, 1998 - 99
  • Paediatric Clinical Specialist, Paediatric Institute, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, 1999
  • Paediatric Cardiology Registrar, Institute Jantung Negara (IJN), Kuala Lumpur, 1999
  • Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Paediatric High Dependency Ward, Paediatric Institute, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, 2000 - 01
  • Registrar, Bronchoscopy Unit, Respiratory Institute, Kuala Lumpur, 2004 - 05
  • Registrar, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (Fellowship training in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine), KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, 2005 - 06
  • Specialist Paediatric Registrar (Acute, General and Community Paediatrics, Neonatology), Watford General Hospital, United kingdom, 1998 – 99
Board Certification
  • Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, MRCP (UK) 1997
  • Fellow College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) United States, 2006
  • Excellent Service Award, Ministry of Health, 1995Prosector Award for Anatomy , 1988
Medical School
  • Mangalore University, MBBS, India, 1992
Main Hospital
  • Subang Jaya Medical Centre – SJMC