A mom writes in asking for advice about her 1-year-old daughter. She says her daughter gags when she eats. “She will not eat,” this mom says, before adding that she’ll gag and spit out her food. This is apparently a recent development, which has this mom worried. Should she be? What she can she do to help her daughter eat?
A member of the community asks:
“My 1-year-old gags when she eats: Thoughts?
I have a 1-year-old daughter who just WILL NOT eat! She gags and spits out her food! She was fine two days before… I need advice on what to do because my patience is running thin. Thank You.”
Community Advice for This Mom Whose One-Year-Old Daughter Gags When She Eats
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The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“Ask the doctor. She could have a sore throat or a sensory issue. Also, she’s 1 so quit with the ‘my patience is thin’ crap or you won’t survive the toddler years and neither will your kid.”
“Also might want to work on your ‘patience running thin’ thing because you’re gonna need a TON of patience once the kids actually hits toddler years.”
“Could be teething. Could be a sore throat or ear infection. Could just be her trying something fun and new. If your patience is running thin with a 1-year-old baby, maybe you weren’t cut out for this. She’s still a baby and is learning how things work.”
“Take your child to the doctor. This is Facebook, we can’t give you any real medical advice. Maybe keep trying. Babies don’t like a lot of seasoning; try sweet vegetables and soft fruits.”
“I would seek out a speech pathologist who is trained in feeding therapy. This could be a sign of Sensory processing disorder or Autism. It could also be nothing. I would talk to your pediatrician either way.”
“Your patience is already running thin after 2 days? Wait until you find out it’s something like food aversion. Could be anything from a slight cold or teething to a serious issue. If you can’t find a simple reason take them to the doctor.”
“Food therapy helped my daughter who had trouble eating and it was because her tongue was trying to go out like a baby instead of in her mouth… she gags with textures too.”
“My son stopped eating at 1 and would gag on anything given to him, so we had to keep giving him formula, took a few months and now he’s eating anything you give him. We thought it could have also been his teeth hurting him, that put him off his food as well.”
“My advice is don’t stress out over this. The child is fine, they are just starting to learn how to eat normal foods. Many new things may try your patience as they grow, you’ll adapt just like the rest of us have. If it seems like your child is becoming unhealthy ie losing weight then it’s time to seek help medical attention. Blessed be.”
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