R M - posted on 03/22/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son turned 12 months today and he has not been able to eat table foods (he eats from a jar as long as its liquid form and not chunky). I am not in search of how to make him eat. I have exhausted every method and he has a terrible gag reflex when food hits his tongue. His pedi has informed me that we may have to put him in Speech Therapy so that he can learn how to properly use his tongue. I would love to hear from other Mom's whose child was late in eating. Did you use speech therapy or did your child come around by 18 months or did your pedi have you use practice skills on your child to develop his or her tongue? I would love to know that we are not alone in this as I have never actually met a Mother whose child had the same issue. Thank you.