My daughter will be 3 this August but she still doesn't eat.. I have to force feed her and she won't even swallow without water.. She'll keep the food in her mouth no matter what.. Feeding her is a huge task as of now.. The only thing she likes is milk.. But there is a problem here too.. If she's full and even she sees milk she can vomit.. (could be someone else's glass/milk bottle too).. Even if she cries, she vomits.. She goes to school now, and now it's becoming a real problem because she has her milk before going to school and when we leave she keeps crying the whole time and then she vomits.. I'm scared to send her to school also now.. However I try to feed her an hour early before school which helps to some extent but then she's starving till she's back.. I really don't know what to do.. Please help!!

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Updated on Jun 30, 2015

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Answer:
Please don't worry. Children in this age group tend to become fussy. Force feeding doesn't help and you can see this in your daughter's case. She may be having smaller appetite. Give her gaps between meals. Let her be hungry enough to eat. Give her milk twice a day only and give other foods for meals. Apart from plain milk in the morning you may give fruit shake/milk with nuts& dried fruits/ milk with some breakfast cereal she likes. For the school you may send some whole fruit or fruit salad. Once she is home let het sit with family for the meal. Give her smaller portions. Try not to pay much attention to what or how much she is eating. Let her own hunger guide her to eat. Make food attractive for her with different colours of foods & shapes in her plate. Hope it helps

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