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hi to all. My 12 m.o. granson can not swallow food yet. Any advice?

He eats Gerber #2 with no problem, just slides on down. #3 or other soft foods he keeps in his mouth forever. 15 minutes or more. Even watermelon is in there for a long time

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Asked by grrrandma at 12:41 PM on Jul. 8, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • What does the doctor say. What does he do when you give him the food? Does he cry when he eats? Go to and go to the care page feedingwithfaith (all one word) - you will find a page of parents who have kids with feeding issues.

    Answer by DorothyOpp at 12:48 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

  • have you talked to the dr about a swallow test?
    Is he teething
    does he have teeth yet
    throat hurt (issues with small airway passage, or enlarged tonsils etc... can effect)

    Good luck

    Answer by regmomstuff at 2:42 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

  • My son was 15 months old before he could keep anything down other than stage 2 baby food. He wa already on meds for reflux and she finally switched his med to zantac he still has to take it but it helped him tremendelousy.

    Answer by redtang912 at 7:49 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

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