Feed Me - But Just Not That
October 18, 2013 7:34 PM Subscribe
Baby Taffeta is 11 months old now and has a great appetite. The problem is she also has a great gag reflex, enlarged adenoids and difficulty with textured foods. We're finding it harder and harder to find foods for her that help her transition to solids that she won't gag on but that will help her get full enough so that she can hopefully sleep through the night.
posted by tafetta, darling! to food & drink (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Pretty much anything with texture - like small pieces of food in sauce - makes her gag. She loves to chew on things but manages to break off large chunks and then gags them back up again (so we've stopped letting her have graham crackers, etc). Even if we offer her smaller pieces, there is still the gag reflex problem.
She doesn't seem to like meats so we've been focusing on other sources of protein such as yogurt (good) and surprisingly, hummus. She also loves fruits so we've been blending those with yogurt as well. What other options are there for non-textured but still robust foods? Any other options for finger food that will give her the practice of her fine motor skills and self-feeding? We've tried Mum-Mums, Cheerios and pieces of vegetable. She likes banana, but it's so mushy she can barely get it in her mouth.
She can't have her adenoids out until she's at least a year old and even then we'd like to wait a little while until she weighs enough so that they don't have to intubate. We will probably also see about getting a referral from our pediatrician if her gag reflex is still bad when she is a year.