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My 3yr old daughter will not eat solid foods. Please Help

First and foremost she is 3 years old and has hydrocephalus. For the longest time all i could get her to take was milk her pediatrician prescribed her pedisure. She took to that well because of course it was milk based. No matter what i did she wouldnt eat anything else. after searching for a cup that she would use she finally found one she took. then in march of 12 she had a seizure due to high fever and through the cup down, wouldnt take a cup a bottle food of any kind and was steady losing weight on me i of course spent everyday for a week at the pediatricians office. and all i was getting was if you dont get her to eat we will put in a feeding tube. So scared for that to take place i went home and grabbed a medicine dropper and began forcing baby food down as well as her liquids. Now several mths later this is the only way i can get her to eat or drink. she needs to learn to eat solids and drink from a cup. HELP ME PLEASE

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Asked by RaegansMommy09 at 2:37 PM on Jan. 19, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Now this my be her Hydrocephalus. Or her just taking advatage of you(being a picky eater).
    Have you spoon fed her? Made her drink from a cup?
    this is one of those thing. That you have to keep on trying. Leave food out for her on the coffee table. See if she will eat it.

    Answer by louise2 at 3:19 PM on Jan. 19, 2013

  • If the doctors won't give you any help, have you considered going to a behavioral therapist or a nutritionist?


    Answer by musicmaker at 4:24 PM on Jan. 19, 2013

  • I would seek out a feeding specialist and probably a nutritionist.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 11:21 PM on Jan. 19, 2013

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