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Food phobia problem
Hi,i hv 4 yrs baby and he doesn't eat any food.He only like fruity and water.He can't eat any drink and solid food. I am very embarrass. What can I do? I had discussed this problem with doctors but they said that it's normal. All will be well as tym passed. I had all test and checkups bt all were normal. Everything was fine. Then I checked my baby to a occupation therapy doctor. They said that it is food phobia problem. Because if your baby having groot, maaza and water easily then there is no problem in his internally body parts. But he does refuse all things like milk, juice, chocolate, chips and every solid items.. please help me.. I am very embarrass and that's why I thrashes him alot..please help me..what can I do?
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Hi. You may need to see an Oral Placement and Feeding Therapist. It may be possible that the child may have some sort of oral muscle weakness. Do note your child's chewing skills. In case there is adequate strength in the articulators, your child may have oral sensory issues. There is a way to treat the oral sensory problems. If oral sensory issues are not tackled in time, children grow up to be resistant eaters.
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Please consult a speech therapist for assessing your child's oral motor and sensory skills and speech language skills. Also do see a counselor in case there are behavioral problems related to food. An Oral Placement Therapist exclusively deals with Feeding issues.
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Do not force the child to explore food he doesn't like. It will make him even more resistant. Oral sensitivity issues must be tackled very carefully. Good luck!
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Please consult a child psychologist and counselor once . Consult your pediatrician for his growth on this diet. Hows his eye contact,hows his speech? Does he interacts with people, other kids. Just for ruling out Autism, other developmental issues. If all is well, stop giving him any food,let him he hungry and then give home available food to make it a habit. Don't hit or shout at him problem is going to worsen.
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opinion of child psychologist and counsellor on priority basis.
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