Our expert says:
Refusal to eat solid food at the age of nearly 4 years is usually a 'cry for help'. I would recommend that you take your son to a pediatric psychologist so that you can find out why he is refusing to eat solids. Your child is using the threat that he will throw up as a means of controlling the situation in the home. The psychologist will assist you to find out what underlying problems trigger this behaviour. Also consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to assist you through this difficult phase.
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