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16 month old still gagging on lumpy food

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carterrw15 Mon 17-Oct-16 14:44:43

Ok so my little boy is nearly 16 months and still gips on food with lumps in?

I have to mush everything up for him or he will gag to the point he makes himself sick. I have tried my best to get him to eat loads of different things. Finger foods and lumpy food and he has always just gagged on it.
I feel like I've done a bad job of weaning him but I have took advice from books and health visitors but he just can't seem to get the hang of chewing food up enough onhe doesn't gip. Has anyone else had this problem at this age?


Soubriquet Mon 17-Oct-16 14:46:28

My dd was like that but she could eat finger food with no problem

Ended up ditching purée and leaving her with finger foods but I'm pretty sure she was older than that. More like 9-10 months

Maybe a word with your HV?

carterrw15 Mon 17-Oct-16 14:50:01

He seems to be ok with some finger foods just not all and lumpy food we have to be really careful feeding him making sure we aren't putting too much on the spoon.
Every time we feed him I'm paranoid he's just going to gip and sick of all back.
I'm booked in with the doctor tonight hoping he will refer me to someone who can help confused

SauvignonPlonker Mon 17-Oct-16 14:50:54

My DS had reflux & vomited on textures; in the end it became a behaviour as he would start gagging at the sight of food.

We asked for a speech therapy assessment to rule out any physical issues, then went back to smooth foods for a while so he could "forget" about his usual response.

Then took it slowly to reintroduce.

Soubriquet Mon 17-Oct-16 14:50:56

Wise idea

Could be something in his throat or a tongue tie that hasn't been picked up

AnnetteKertan Sun 23-Oct-16 21:57:02

Op - did you see your gp? I'm having very similar experience with my 15 month dd. Our gp said reflux and prescribed gaviscon.

milkjetmum Sun 23-Oct-16 22:01:23

Do ask for a tongue tie check, my dd didn't gag but just couldn't manage 'hard' food until tongue tie corrected at 2.5 yr old. Had had no issues with bf or weight gain as an infant but just couldn't manage next stage of food.

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