My almost 2 year old has trouble swallowing food. Most of what he eats gets chewed and spat back out again. He also suffers reflux so very little food stays down as it is.
His paediatrician says he has unusually large tonsils and they may be causing the problem. He chews, tries to swallow, chokes and gags and then spits it out (usually all over the floor). His paed is not concerned and thinks he'll outgrow it. In the meantime he survives on prescription formula (neocate) because he also has allergy and intolerance issues. He needs to drink his milk every few hours and has several bottles a night because he's always hungry due to not actually eating anything. I'm getting 3-4hrs sleep a night and am exhausted, as is he, poor thing.
Has anyone else experienced a problem like this? Removing his tonsils may help, but the paed is not convinced this is the problem, just that it *may* be.
He's absolutely tiny, weighing only 10.4kg at 23 months of age. Again, the paed is not concerned because he's always been small, is growing okay on his own curve and is very bright, happy and developmentally advanced. But I'm worried he's just not getting enough nutrition to grow properly and am worried about him being teased due to his size.
Now he's older he can tell me he tries to swallow but just can't do it. Could it be related to his reflux? I'm not just sure what to try, or what to do given his paed is happy to continue as is.
Its really worrying me and starting to wear me down.