Toddler that cant eat..

by rogina calcutt
(florence,sc, usa)

hello.....im a mother of 3.....my youngest however has an issue and it is leaving me clueless.....doctors also. it started when he had a case of the flu......he was right on track......i had him starting the stage 3 baby foods. he was doing fine. during the flu he had a terrible case of the vomiting.......it lasted about 2 weeks. well after that he will not eat any foods that have any constancy to it.....and im talking....if it has any kind of lump....bump....or anything even any kind of heavy thick seasoning.....he will throw up. its now been about 6 months ...hes 18 months....and i have to keep him on stage 2 baby foods. things like creamy yogurt (with no fruit chunks)......very fine applesauce....and creamy (not thick) pudding....are okay....he will eat it, no problem.....but give him some applesauce with chunks or thick pudding or even thick yogurt with fruit......and he just cant tolerate it......he will gag and throw up! the doctors kept him on his formula along with the baby food just to make sure he was getting all his nutrients. he just recently got off the formula.....the doctors have him on pediasure with iron. he hates it.....but i dont know what else to put him on .....hes still on the baby food. please help me......im at my wits end......he looks at normal food and licks his lips.......i know he wants to eat.......he even knows he will throw it up if he tries. ive taken him to a speech therapist....they said everything is good when he swallows and all.....they said its a texture issue he has. i just dont understand. someone please give me some insight to what this is . my email is calcuttrogina@yahoo.com.

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