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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
Get a Check Up: Good start to getting the medical concerns improved. A doctor can start you off with an exam and labs. If everything in OK then you can discuss your concerns with them. They can help direct you to the specialist that can diagnose and direct your care. ...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
Self feeding : There are many details that would be helpful here, how premature? Birth history? Feeding history? Growth? Development? But in a general sense around a year babies need to start self feeding, and may refuse the spoon from mom. Babies start self feeding at 12 months and should be fully feeding themselves by 2! ...Read more
Is it bad to have two glasses of milk a day when preg? Am having aversion to most foods except this.
I had a cardio aversion and one week later took cialis. Within one hour i was back in a fib. Is this a coincidence or related?
Many people have it.: Many pregnant women have this --quite common actually. We don't truly understand why, but possibly because of the rapid hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. Some become somewhat anemic and thus can crave/chew ice etc... So, ask around...I am sure there are many women around your neighborhood.... Good luck on your pregnacy, if you are... ...Read more
For the past two years, I have been craving chocolate; eatings lots of it. All of a sudden, I have developed an aversion to it. Explanations as to why?
MANY THINGS: In a candy factory workers are allowed and sometimes encouraged to eat the product. They have found that workers decrease consumption and or stop eating the candy after a while. ...Read more
What are the causes of sexual aversion disorder? Is it possible to have this due to sexual abuse as a baby or toddler?
Doubtful: There is a "pop" notion that the inability to enjoy normal adult lovemaking is the result of "forgotten" sexual abuse and perhaps that someone should be blamed. From my own reading, this is not an evidence-based claim, and even if it were true, there's no future in turning one's mind to hate. What's happening, whether the diagnosis is real / helpful etc, best rx must be far more complicated. ...Read more