Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2012, 08:48 AM   #11
mommaof3luv
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 40
Re: Gagging while introducing solids...

I think it can take a little while for babies to get used to the whole process.

Advertisement

mommaof3luv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 07:16 AM   #12
Jomama521
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Central KS
Posts: 45
Re: Gagging while introducing solids...

My son did this too. I think it was a combo of not liking rice cereal and not being ready. At 6 months I started with squash and he hasn't stopped eating since! He will not eat rice cereal though but will eat the oatmeal.
Jomama521 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 11:51 AM   #13
Teexie
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,933
Re: Gagging while introducing solids...

Yeah, my DD did this when I tried feeding her in the beginning. I can't blame them for gagging...they're getting something foreign shoved in their mouths, I'd gag too! And I'd then not trust that spoon anywhere near my face. We went to BLW after waiting a bit longer and while she was still a gagger, she happily gagged while continuing to eat lol.
Teexie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #14
Babybird4's Avatar
Babybird4
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 788
My Mood:
It's a reflex that goes away around 5-6 months that the automatically push things out of their mouths. If she's doing that and gagging then she's not ready. Give it a little longer and try again. Nothing wrong with waiting. A lot of moms don't start solids until much later...even 12 mo. If she's BF and gaining there is really no need to start solids except maybe to "practice".

April, mommy to Haylea (8/18/09), Hannah (5/22/11) and baby Hogan due 12/12/12! *sent from my iPhone*
__________________
April , Mommy to Haylea (8/18/09), Hannah (5/22/11) and baby Hogan (12/12/12)!
Babybird4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #15
cdeweese
Registered Users
Formerly: New cloth lover
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,396
My Mood:
Re: Gagging while introducing solids...

Neither of my children were regularly eating solids until 10 months. She doesn't "need" them, so I don't know why your Ped would say that. If they bring it up again ask what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends as far as nutrition for infants (esp EBF).
__________________
Cindy wife to B Mommy to C 3/10 S 3/11 K 4/13 due 10/15
cdeweese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #16
AmberOcana
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 28
Re: Gagging while introducing solids...

My daughter is 6 months today and does the same thing! She'll suck on pieces of fruit though no problem, must be the texture.
AmberOcana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 01:04 AM   #17
sweetDD's Avatar
sweetDD
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 115
My Mood:
Re: Gagging while introducing solids...

I started introducing solids to DD when she is 6months. Gagging is normal though my DD didn't do this because when I introduce food using spoon,. I will put the spoon on top,. it was like her upper gums is pulling the foods out of the spoon so,. when it landed in her tongue the food will already be in the back of her tongue so it will not be push outward.
sweetDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 06:45 AM   #18
Mrsstupz
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 7
Re: Gagging while introducing solids...

Is what she's eating lumpy or chunky at all? That could be why.
Mrsstupz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #19
mdm2137
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 66
Re: Gagging while introducing solids...

I agree with PPs. 5 months is really young. Some gagging is normal.
mdm2137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.