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Eating Phobia

My daughter had strep throat back in March and had a gagging incident around the same time. She was in fear of eating for about a month. She would only eat soft foods (yogurt, pudding, liquids, pediasure) she snapped out of it after a month, but now 4 months later she  is acting the same way and she tells me she is scared of eating. She is scared she is going to choke. She goes to school and goes all day without eating, she only sips on milk. I am not sure what caused this phobia to come back...she has always been a picky eater and now this has made it worse...I have taken her many times to see her pediatician and they say she is healthy. I am frustrated with her eating habits....will she ever grow out of it?
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267079 tn?1195142970
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Suggest having her chewing and swallowing abilities evaluated by a speech therapist. They may help the situation. Thank you for your question.
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