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Poor little thing! Have you tried some baby massage techniques http://parenting.stackexchange.com/a/16670/11605, these can help to get things moving and be soothing for the child. Also, agree with the prune juice and other high fibre fruit and veg as well as plenty of water. Beans/Legumes/Lentils are also a good source of fibre.
It is very common for adults who have experienced choking to avoid/dread food, and they understand how it happened. How much worse it must be for a child who doesn't really know the mechanics. You say you are frustrated because your doctors tell you to "wait it out". This is extremely sound advice. Any other method of dealing with this would traumatize her ...
Sounds like you're doing the right thing to keep the doctor appraised of her condition and progress. A four year old isn't going to starve in a week or two. She's had a trauma, let her get over it at her own pace, as long as her doctor doesn't see any problem with it. That said, if you want some advice for helping her while she's getting over it: ...
Your daughter is about the same age as my second son (also 20 months), and he is a very interesting case in this regard. He's demanded food that could be chewed since, no joke, 4 months old; no mash for him, only at least vaguely toothy food. But, he often doesn't chew still to this day - mashes it around and then tries to swallow, but doesn't properly ...
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