Sensory-Based Feeding Issues: My Child Can’t Have Food Touch – ezpz

Does your child eat and enjoy their food more when the food is separated? Is your child insistent on having meals in a divided plate to ensure that foods don’t touch? Is there an instant meltdown when the mac & cheese accidentally touches a green vegetable? If this sounds familiar, your child might have a sensory-based feeding issue.Phobia: Some children and adults actually have a fear of foods touching, and it is called brumotactillophobia (broo-mo-tack-till-oh-FOH-bee-ya). This fear can be extremely detrimental because the child is oftentimes unable to eat if any of their food is touching. In the severe cases I have had in feeding therapy, they can’t even have the juices or condiments of one food touch another food. So, if the syrup on the waffle slowly drips to the scrambled eggs…the meal is OVER! Even if the child is still hungry, he/she literally cannot continue eating. Some medical professionals consider this phobia to be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder and others believe it is a sensory processing disorder. Some experts believe it’s a blend of the two, that starts as a sensory issue and slowly transforms into an obsession. In my experience, it all begins as

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