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.