My daughter is a 25w twin preemie, now 19 months corrected. She's been struggling with solids all along, but improved heaps since doing an SOS feeding therapy 4 months ago and putting her on rice milk. She's been vomitting a lot, gagging and had a very sensitive gagging reflex in the past. Most of these sympoms have gone away, but she still can't move on to table food . She did well with soft meltables like puffs, cheese and bacon balls, cheerios. Can eat deli meats, soft cheese, mashed banana, most home made fruit purees, soup with soft noodles... But when it comes to bread or any other solid food, she either doesn't eat much of it or doesn't want to try.
Her savoury dishes are still baby purees. When it comes to bread and soft cakes, she will have a bit, but not enough for a meal. So it is not that she can't chew or doesn't like it, but for some reason won't eat much of it. I also find that if she really wants it and I suppose tries hard, she'll have a bit, but other times nothing at all. We are nowhere near for her to have pasta, mashed potatoes, hot potatoe chips or any other similar size or texture food.
She's had a barium swallow test done and the paediatrician checked her tonsils and they are very large. She's waiting for an ENT specialist appointment to see if they need to come out, so her feeding can improve.
It does seam to me that the large tonsils could be the reason for not being able to make the next step and be able to eat table food.
She doesn't have SPD or autism...
Does anyone have similar experience? Has your LO had large tonsils and struglled with table food? Did the feeding improved once the tonsils were out? Was he/she able to move on to table food and how soon?