Hannah - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have been weaning my daughter who is now almost 8 months.
I am having trouble as she really wants to eat finger food, she can chew and seems to be able to swallow ok, but every time I try it she ends up gagging and being sick (she tends to get a crumb in the back of her throat or take too big a bite of food).
And if I give her lumpy food, she will be chewing and eating nicely and then all of a suddem]n, gag on a lump then be sick.
So I have to give her really smooth purees, but she is bored of them now and not really eating very much, which would be fine, but she is obviuosly hungry as she then breastfeeds every 2 hours all through the night.
I just don't know what to do. I have been told to keep trying, but it is so stressful watching her be sick every time I try.
What I want to know, is has any one else been through this? And what worked for your baby?
Thanks in advance!