View Full Version : 1 year old gags on all food
04-19-2010, 11:16 PM
I have a one year old who has trouble eating table foods or anything with texture or if its chunky. I have to give her tiny and I mean tiny pieces of food and sometimes she will gag and throw up on that. I don't get it. I can't keep her on the gerber processed stage 3 foods forever and the ones with chunks she can't eat. I share everything I eat with her to help her learn to eat table foods but she ends up gagging. It's like once it hits the back of her throat she throws up or gags till it's out of her mouth. Does anyone else have this problem with their child? I gave her a grain of cooked white rice and she gagged and threw up but when I gave her a small bite of cake she liked it and had no problem swallowing it. I gave her a bigger bite and she threw it up. The size of bites I'm giving her are no bigger than the size of the nail on my pinky. Most kids her age can eat most table foods of bigger sizes with no problems. Any advice would be appreciated.
Our son had lots of problems eating, even pureed food. He would gag and spit up with even the most watered-down baby food and at 9 - 10 months old we were getting desperate. We had great results taking him for osteopathic manipulation - they do very gentle pressure, and this one actually put her hands in his mouth for light pressure on his palate. After just one or two visits he was eating like all the other babies. It has also helped us avoid ear infections and use of antibiotics after several bad rounds with infections. The theory was his palate had gotten a bit out of shape when he was born and needed to be intubated for a few days for help breathing.
Hope this helps!
04-21-2010, 10:34 PM
Consult your doctor sooner than later. The ped should either do a good exam of the mouth, throat, and swallowing or refer you to a specialist. If the ped doesn't find anything, request a referall - gagging and coughing up food that started down the wrong pipe can be normal to do a few times during an entire meal. But what you describe doesn't sound typical.
I hope you are able to find the answer quickly and that it is a "simple" fix.
04-22-2010, 11:06 PM
Well I have called a specialist to see what is wrong and hopefully they can train her to eat properly.
Thanks for all the advice
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