My 9.5 month old has a weird issue. When he was 6 months I fed him some food at the pretty much harassment from my partner and family for waiting so long to introduce food.
Well when he made gross faces in response to the food his doctor and everyone assured me that it was because he is getting used to texture.
I should have trusted my son more. He totally trusted me at first and opened his mouth to swallow everything I fed him. Well two super nasty ear infections later where I had to force antibiotics and a severe reaction to rice cereal where he throws up for hours and hours after eating it he has reached a really weird phase. He wants to eat food. If I leave a plate or put somethign on his tray he will taste it. But gags every time. It doesn't matter what it is. A teething biscuit, pured foods, a taste of spaghetti sauce anything. The only thing he will take is water and ONLY from the cap of my water bottle. He opens his mouth for food but then closes it really fast. And forget anything me or my partner offer him on a spoon. He will not ope his mouth for a spoon. I can give him the same thing on his tray and he will taste it but gags and gags over the tiniest taste of anything.
Except for watermellon. he will eat that all day in his mesh feeder and even take little bites.
I don't mind waiting for him to try food. The food experiences we have had have been just as traumatizing for me (taking him to the er because he throws up so much he turns blue twice now)
He is still ebf on demand and loves to nurse. Hes over 100% for height and 90th for weight.
I guess the gagging thing s what I am really asking about. He used to eat and swallow food fine and will eat and swallow watermelon but anything else causes him to gag four or five times just in tiny tiny amounts.
Also how do I respond to the bombardment of everyone asking me every effing day about his eating habits?