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    Default Gag reflex really strong in 7.5 month old

    She gags on purees. She also has an aversion to nursing. She doesn't mind to gnaw on some broccoli florets herself but since most feedings are still a struggle or at best short, I wouldnt' mind getting some extra calories/fluid into her.

    I'm wondering now if the gagging and her nursing aversion are related.

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    Default Re: Gag reflex really strong in 7.5 month old

    My 7 month old children were not eating any foods. . 3 of my children have FSH muscular dystrophy and they were/are gaggers. my dd5 threw up 4times a week due to her gagging and weak stomach sphincter. But when she was exclusively breastfed, no such problem existed.
    DD#1 July 1986 VB
    DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
    DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
    DS#4 June 1993 VB
    and suprise!
    DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
    BTDT scars and stretchmarks,: wrinkles and grey hair

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    Default Re: Gag reflex really strong in 7.5 month old

    I'd back off on solids and try again in several weeks (or a month). There is a very broad range of "normal" in babies. My #1 really didn't decide to eat solids until he was about 8.5mo or so old.

    If you're concerned about calories - breastmilk has WAY more calories (and healthy fat) than pretty much any baby food - http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starti...yfoodcalories/
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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