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DD (2 yrs) still struggling with lumpy food and now referred to Speech & Lang Ther - Advice anyone?

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Izabella Mon 04-Aug-08 21:17:10

Hi everyone,

My DD will be 2 at the end of this month but I still can't get her to take lumps and have to puree her food (other than this she is perfectly happy & healthy). This is not for lack of trying but she gags and then the whole lot comes up. It doesn't help that she is barely on the centile chart and has had regular periods of vomiting since she was a baby 9she was also on meds for relux for a while but it made little difference). She does eat bread sticks and will takes the tiniest bites from bread and grapes, but not enough even to snack on. I am still spoon feeding her as she refuses to feed herself. I know I might sound like an over protective mum but I am a nursery nurse and I know what she should be doing at this developmental stage. I don't want to push her because I don't want food to become a contentious issue. I am getting her referred to a S & L therapist for a swallow test but until then I could really do with some advice from anyone else who has had a similar experience.

Many thanks.

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