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Swallowing aversion : Do you mean you cannot swallow or will not. If it cannot see an ENT or GI doctor for evaluation of possible physical causes. If it is will not may need some psychological eval or eval by a speech pathologist. ...Read more
Dairy?: I have seen a number of babies do poorly on dairy-based formulas or when their breastfeeding mothers drank milk. Rarely, soy can also be an issue. Discuss this with the ent. It may be an issue of a more restricted diet for a breastfeeding mom or a different formula. Note that lactose free doesn't mean dairy free. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sexual trauma: I have worked with many people who were sexually abused as children or teens and some of them have a strong aversion to any kind of sexual relationship no matter how healthy. This aversion to normal, health sex can be helped by working with a psychologist who is trained in treated sexual trauma. There are other causes too but this is one I have seen. Be well, . ...Read more
Pregnancy hormones: Two hormones, estrogen and Progesterone are quite elevated in a normal pregnancy. Both are likely responsible for the nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) experienced in the early part of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the nausea gets better but most women continue to find that even the thought of certain foods makes them feel ill. Fortunately, things go back to normal after birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hunger.: Food aversion is mainly the result of the mismatch between the child's true caloric needs (quite small, between 12 months of age and puberty) and parents' perceptions of when and how much the child should eat. Let them get hungry, don't try to force feed, and remember that when they are only hungry "for" a specific food, they are really not hungry. And avoid juices and sweetened drinks. ...Read more
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