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feeding issues?

Posted by on Oct. 27, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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My son has never really took to baby food, if he lets me get it in his mouth (which is rare) he will swallow the food but he gags and sometimes projectile vomits.  So after months of trying, I finally figured I would ditch the purees and try to start giving him bits of what I'm eating, but he does the same thing.

Has anyone gone through this?  Any advice or suggestions?

Btw, he is a preemie.  12 months/9 adjusted.  Early Intervention is watching him monthly but our next development appointment at our childrens hospital isn't until December.

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frndlyfn
by Silver Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM

He still may not be ready.  I would continue to use formula or breast milk as his nutritional needs.   Does he have this happen after each texture?   I would give him cheerios or graham crackers to feed himself with.

craigsmommy07
by on Oct. 27, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Are you able to call and ask your pediatrician? My daughter started early with everything, including foods. He may have a severe texture issue that he will need to outgrow. I've taken care of a few kids like that ((vomit and all)). Some Premie babies seem to have more challenges so find out what the doc thinks and go with that. Sorry :( It's rough on the mommy too!
MMerrill
by Melissa on Oct. 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Formula is still his main source of nutrition or else he would wither away!  I have tried giving him so many different textures, he projectile vomits, gags horrible or refuses.

Quoting frndlyfn:

He still may not be ready.  I would continue to use formula or breast milk as his nutritional needs.   Does he have this happen after each texture?   I would give him cheerios or graham crackers to feed himself with.


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MMerrill
by Melissa on Oct. 27, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I've breifly talked to his ped about it but honestly general pediatricians don't know much about that kind of stuff.  We see a feeding team, ST, OT, PT and EI so they are the ones I go to for that kind of stuff, especially when it comes to feeding we talk to EI and his ST and feeding team... but we don't see them for a while and I don't know what to do anymore! :(

Quoting craigsmommy07:

Are you able to call and ask your pediatrician? My daughter started early with everything, including foods. He may have a severe texture issue that he will need to outgrow. I've taken care of a few kids like that ((vomit and all)). Some Premie babies seem to have more challenges so find out what the doc thinks and go with that. Sorry :( It's rough on the mommy too!


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frndlyfn
by Silver Member on Oct. 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Talk to his ped about it.  They may surprise you in what they do know about this topic.  If anything they could possibly give you suggestions to try that you may have not already. It never hurts to ask any doctor for their help as well as others who may have gone through this.  Defnitely contact his specialist team though for a closer appointment or their help over the phone.   I can call or email dd's OT any time i have questions or concerns between appointments. 

MamaPeanut
by Kristy on Oct. 28, 2013 at 8:45 AM
This!

Delayed solids is perfectly healthy and many studies have shown its more healthy for kids. :)

Don't stress it!


Quoting frndlyfn:

He still may not be ready.  I would continue to use formula or breast milk as his nutritional needs.   Does he have this happen after each texture?   I would give him cheerios or graham crackers to feed himself with.

MMerrill
by Melissa on Oct. 28, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Well his ped says to keep pushing it or he will end up with an aversion to food but his developmental team says NOT to push it or he will end up with an aversion, so I have NO clue what to do!


Quoting frndlyfn:

Talk to his ped about it.  They may surprise you in what they do know about this topic.  If anything they could possibly give you suggestions to try that you may have not already. It never hurts to ask any doctor for their help as well as others who may have gone through this.  Defnitely contact his specialist team though for a closer appointment or their help over the phone.   I can call or email dd's OT any time i have questions or concerns between appointments. 


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MMerrill
by Melissa on Oct. 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Can you explain delayed solids to me? I mean I get the overall idea lol but if he has texture issues and the don't go away then when will I know when he is ready? If that makes sense!
Quoting MamaPeanut:

This!

Delayed solids is perfectly healthy and many studies have shown its more healthy for kids. :)

Don't stress it!


Quoting frndlyfn:

He still may not be ready.  I would continue to use formula or breast milk as his nutritional needs.   Does he have this happen after each texture?   I would give him cheerios or graham crackers to feed himself with.

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MamaPeanut
by Kristy on Oct. 28, 2013 at 2:08 PM
It just means not rushing to start solid foods (baby food).

I waited until closer to a year with my babies, and then just let them try what we were having,
In safe forms.

He will outgrow the texture issues and be perfectly normal as he grows up, don't worry! :)


Quoting MMerrill:

Can you explain delayed solids to me? I mean I get the overall idea lol but if he has texture issues and the don't go away then when will I know when he is ready? If that makes sense!

Quoting MamaPeanut:

This!



Delayed solids is perfectly healthy and many studies have shown its more healthy for kids. :)



Don't stress it!




Quoting frndlyfn:

He still may not be ready.  I would continue to use formula or breast milk as his nutritional needs.   Does he have this happen after each texture?   I would give him cheerios or graham crackers to feed himself with.

MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Oct. 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM

A friend of mine had some issue with her daughter gagging and swallowing, she ended up having severe refllux. Has he been checked for anything like reflux?

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