Monica - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
My 9 month old eats very well but has a hard time accepting lumpy food. He eats thick purees but if he finds a lump in it, he will gag 2 or 3 times and then vomit everything. He eats little bits and pieces off my plate, biscuits, veggie fingers, etc but will not tolerate lumps off a spoon! I took him to the Maternal nurse today and she recommends I keep doing it regardless of his vomiting but I find it very distressing to see him vomit, and after that obviously, he won't open his mouth anymore. I don't want to put him off eating altogether either as he does eat well without the lumps. Should I really force it down his throat as suggested or wait until he is ready for it?