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eileenchew 09-14-2011 10:46 AM

Is he ready or should I wait? WWYD?
 
My son is 9.5 months old. We introduced solids when he was about 5 months old and besides being a super picky eater, he seems to enjoy purees. We started to introduce stage 3 foods because we wanted to addsome meats into his diet, but some of the stage 3 foods are just too chunky for him. He has a super strong gag reflex, so I usually end up blending it a bit more so it is less chunky, no big deal. We've also tried to introduce snack items, like mum mums or gerber puff, but he gags on those too and makes himself throw up. I think because it gets kinda sticky and gets stuck on his tongue and he doesn't know what to do! So we stopped that and waited maybe a month and a half and then recently re-introduced mum mums again. Same problem, but a def improvement with more chewing, but he will still gag when the mum mums get small. I am inclined to wait till he gets older to try again, but his ped said to give him more practice with finger foods so he learns how to not gag on them, though she also did say that it was a developmental thing that will get better as he gets older, but he'd get there faster if he practices... WWYD? Wait? Or practice? I don't know if it is worth it if he keeps gagging and throwing up...esp if it is developmental and would get better when he gets older..

Sorry for the long post!

honeydomehlon 09-15-2011 08:47 AM

Re: Is he ready or should I wait? WWYD?
 
You are his mother and you know best. If you think to wait then wait. It sounds like he is still eating the purees just fine and Im assuming still nursing/bottle feeding too so it's not like he is deprived right? My daughter tried that gagging thing around that age too but it was for attention. once she actually threw up she never did it again. scarey though. I would try making something for him. I tried this website that has tons of baby food recipes. Its amazing. they have great teething recipes for chewy grains and things. this was a big hit. http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.c...ngbiscuits.htm you will love this website if you havent found it yet!

eileenchew 09-15-2011 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by honeydomehlon
You are his mother and you know best. If you think to wait then wait. It sounds like he is still eating the purees just fine and Im assuming still nursing/bottle feeding too so it's not like he is deprived right? My daughter tried that gagging thing around that age too but it was for attention. once she actually threw up she never did it again. scarey though. I would try making something for him. I tried this website that has tons of baby food recipes. Its amazing. they have great teething recipes for chewy grains and things. this was a big hit. http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.c...ngbiscuits.htm you will love this website if you havent found it yet!

Thanks for the website, I will check it out!;) Yes, he is still on formula and eating most purees fine. He is just super picky about what he will or will not eat! He is kinda small for his age I think, weighing in only at the 13th percentile, so I worry about his food and formula intake even though he doesn't look malnourished. He probably only takes about 20 oz a day, which doesn't seem like much and 2 meals, abt 7-8 oz in total? I am trying to increase to 3 meals a day plus snacks, as suggested by his ped for more practice with solids and transitioning into turning one when he should be eating more and drinking less. But that means less formula now that he will be drinking and doesn't he get most of his nutrients from formula? I don't think that snacks are all that impt right now, esp if he is really not ready, I hate to have him throw up all the tine from gagging! Maybe I will just look at thosr recipes and see if he can get practice from other types of food...


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