only started blw yesterday. but brocolli (yesterday) and banana (today) have both induced gagging accompanied by vomiting. each time ds got a little shocked and then stopped playing with the food (much more interested in eating his bib and chair). he's swallowed nothing, and dp is questioning why we aren't trying mush.
i know this is very early days, but, any guesses how long till ds stops vomiting at least, and perhaps even learns to swallow something?
DD did a lot of gagging, 26-28 weeks old. Now at wk 31 she's much better. You can do baby-led puree by giving toast/pitta strips dunked in yoghurt or puree. DD loves mashed mango on toast - mango pieces are just too slippy to hold, even with a washed skin left on.
My HV said that if my dd wasn't ready, which perhaps yours isn't yet, then to wait a couple of weeks and try again. I did leave it a few weeks and then another few weeks and now 9.5months my dd is eating without gagging. It is trial and error as every baby will be ready at a different time.
Well he had a piece of toast at a cafe this morning, and enjoyed sucking it, even with a little gag (but no vomit). I guess it's just a learning curve for all of us and we need to learn to step back and let him go at his pace. But how nerve-wracking!!!
DS just chewed for about 2 weeks including gagging and a few episodes of vomiting (including one projectile), but then he suddenly 'got it' and started to swallow. There's so much to learn about food before swallowing - how to hold food, what it feels like in the hand and mouth, how to chew, how to move food around the mouth, he's learning these things before swallowing - which is the safest thing for him to do! It's all about going at his pace, as you say. The gag reflex will go soon enough. It is terribly nerve-wracking but you just have to smile and reassure him (even though you're just shouting inside DON"T CHOKE!), you'll probably be a lot more unhappy about gagging/vomiting than he is.