I've been doing BLW with my dd. She's 7 months now. At first I was very scared to give her food because I thought she would choke and I watched her like a hawk. It scared me so much, but she would just cough things up and spit them out of her own. I've never had to "rescue" her. Now she never really gags anymore, people do get scared when they see me feeding her table food, including DP. I just never leave her alone with food.
She's now to the point that she'll CRY if you dont give her whatever you're eating. So far she's had vegan yogurt, bananas, pear, peach, apple, avocado, carrots, celery, pineapple, broccoli, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, pita bread, naan bread, toast, mini wheats from dss, tortilla with guacamole, scrambled eggs, waffles, pancakes, banana bread, tomatoes, green peppers, onions. All kinds of things.