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Old 01-12-2012, 01:47 PM   #11
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #12
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Re: difficulty swallowing? Updated after our apt today

My DS was a perfectly healthy term baby who had no issues other than reflux. He gagged and vomited ALL solids. Until he was 15 months old. He did it until almost 3 years, though less and less frequently as the months passed. I'd say he was still getting 90% of his nutrition from BM at 2 years.

I didn't know how abnormal that was. He'd been a puker from day one and his pedi kept saying he was fine, nothing to worry about. We never treated his reflux. So when he started puking solids and not just breastmilk (by the time we started solids he had the breastmilk thing down, thank goodness) I just figured it was no big deal, he'd figure that out too.

I want to go back to that doctor and smack him. Like, really hard. It is NOT normal for a child to gag, choke, and vomit while feeding.

DS swallows fine now, but has lasting issues with his relationship with food. He really just doesn't like food. He can enjoy sweets, but the actual act of sitting down for a meal nearly sends him into a frenzy.

So anyway, I have no idea what causes it. I'm sure it can be a bunch of different things. But my advice is to just get everything thoroughly checked out so he has the best chance of getting the help he needs to eat and swallow properly.
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It is NOT normal for a child to gag, choke, and vomit while feeding.

DS swallows fine now, but has lasting issues with his relationship with food. He really just doesn't like food. He can enjoy sweets, but the actual act of sitting down for a meal nearly sends him into a frenzy.

So anyway, I have no idea what causes it. I'm sure it can be a bunch of different things. But my advice is to just get everything thoroughly checked out so he has the best chance of getting the help he needs to eat and swallow properly.
This is my ds. He did okay as an infant---no issues at all. But when he started to regress at 2 our feeding issues started getting out of control. He actually threw up today because I had him attempt to eat a bowl of oatmeal. So I have a kid who still hasn't eaten anything today because he is freaking about the thought of food. His swallowing and food issues stem from sensory and psychological issues.

It has an impact on energy levels, learning ability, sensory, anxiety etc. Just because of some oral sensory issues. And we just don't have a clue in this house what a "normal" family meal would even feel like. And going out to restaurants is out of the question---it never ends well.
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