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2 year old who has never had an appetite

Hi, I'm hoping someone can give some insight into what has been going on with our 2 year old son.  Even if no one knows medically, which seems to be the case so far...at least if someone can point us in the right direction.  Our son has never had a healthy appetite...he used to scream at the bottle and refuse it to the point that we had to sleep feed him for 7 months...it was our only choice to get him to stay healthy.  Because of sleep feeding, we were able to give him a good base weight, but as soon as he was too old to sleep feed, he drastically dropped off the chart.  He has been in early intervention in house feeding therapy for a year, which helped some, but our therapist thinks something medically is going on and she can only help us so much until we can figure that out.  Our son has been on an appetite stimulant off and on which worked wonders at first, but barely works anymore.  He finally started taking 1 Pediasure a day, which has helped, but I'm sure it is only a matter of time before he starts to refuse that.  I'm convinced the problem lies with a lack of appetite for some reason.  Although he went through a gagging and vomiting stage, our son has no problems chewing, swallowing, etc now.  When the appetite stimulant is working well and he has an appetite, he can eat A LOT just fine...he has no problems with variety either.  He has been to multiple specialists and had lots of tests done and the only thing he has ever actually been diagnosed with is mild reflux...which he seems to have pretty much outgrown at this point.  Our son has no developmental delays other than feeding problems.  He is actually quite advanced intellectually, but is very social as well.  Any ideas why he has no appetite??   Thanks.  
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