Amber - posted on 02/12/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
Does anyone else have a child that sucks their food? Or know anyone with a child that does this? My older two kids didn't do this. To me, it's really weird. My almost 3 yr old chews her food up, then sucks on it for hours! We have to make her spit it out because most of the time we can't get her to swallow it! I don't think she's losing weight, but I don't see how she's getting any nutrition out of her food if she only swallows about half of what she eats. She also worries me because sometimes she'll fall asleep in the car or at home with food in her mouth! I've just never heard of a child doing this. None of my friends or any other of the moms I know have had children do this!