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  • Posted By: Johnpiya
  • November 2, 2006
  • 03:00 AM

My 17-month-old baby girl has a very acute problem of not liking food. From the time of her birth she has not liked food not even milk at all even after trying different types and consistencies, from breakfast to dinner. Whenever she sees food she will start coughing and then ultimately vomit. Even after undergoing a full battery of tests including barium swallow, endoscopy (which have all been absolutely normal), and a list of antiemetics including ondansetron the doctors have not been able to find out a diagnosis. But she is not dehydrated and is a very happy and playful child. Her oromuscular functions are excellent, she can chew things which she likes to pick from the ground but not food. She has very poor weight gain and as a result she is a bit developmentally delayed. At 17 months she can walk holding furnitures and holding the wall and the pushing cart but not independently. Other milestones are normally achieved at their appropriate times. Am very worried. Is there anyone who can help me out.:(

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  • Have you ever had her tested for food allergies? Some children will refuse to eat some things because they know it isnt 'good for them'
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
    • 04:27 AM
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  • Thanx for replying.. but food allergy should be to certain foods, anway I think I should get her tested for this also.. my baby does not like any any foods, she does not like the concept of anything going down her throat rather.
    Johnpiya 2 Replies
    • November 3, 2006
    • 09:10 AM
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