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    Default Baby now gags at solids..used to love

    Ds has been on solids nearly 2 months and loved it would eat a lot.. Maybe 3-4 tablespoons twice a day

    Now i have been doing his usual routine with food and he takes on mouth ful and gags and chokes then vomits.. This has been happening for 2 days now so im gonna stop offering but why is he doing this? I have tried all different foods and he has had them before so not like he doesn't love the taste.

    It scared me so much him gagging with tongue out face red and the vomit that now im too scared to try again..

    What's happened??

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    Default Baby now gags at solids..used to love

    How old and what have you been feeding him? Is he still drinking formula/bm?

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    Personally, I would take him to the doctors. That doesn't sound great to me... hope you sort it out and he gets back to himself and loving solids soon.

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    Default Re: Baby now gags at solids..used to love

    He is 5.5mths and he has pumpkin and potato which i have blended up.. Then banana which i also blended up so its super smooth and peas and pumpkin which was a bit lumpier ..
    He has had all of these foods in previous weeks before no trouble

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    Default Re: Baby now gags at solids..used to love

    Oh and yes he is still having his formula no problem

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    Default Baby now gags at solids..used to love

    Babies need a lot of fat in the first 12 months for growth, apart from formula/bm , this could include oils, nut butters, avocado, dairy, meat, fish , eggs etc, I've read that babies instinctively know what their bodies need and that ones that are weaned early sometimes lack the fat needed as they are just fed rice cereal, fruit and veg so they instinctively stop eating these foods and keep up the milk intake!

    Don't know if it's 100% true or
    Not but sounds feasible! Maybe try him on food with a higher fat content to see if it makes a difference or just stop solids for a while ?

    I know when my DS started solids ( we did BLW) I just placed all the food on his tray and he ate what he wanted, he always went for the fish,meat , eggs first

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    Default Re: Baby now gags at solids..used to love

    Thanks for that info.. Im going to stop solids for a month and then try blw .. I feel like i have made a mistake starting him early now so hopefully this will help him.. Just milk until he is just over 6m

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    Their gag reflex changes over time. The 'trigger' is closer to the front of the tongue and then moves back over time. it is an evolutionary thing that helps them to learn how to manipulate food in their mouth and to gag and spit it out if they are not ready to swallow it.

    Feeding baby early, and feeding foods that baby doesn't have to move around in their mouth tries to bypass this, but this actually increases chances of choking because baby doesn't get to experiment while they still have the gag reflex close to the front of the mouth.

    Give both of you a break and then try finger foods that your baby can feed himself, and let him decide what goes in his mouth.

    It is pretty awesome to watch when you let them show you what they can do.


 

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