Gagging: What You Need to Know About Feeding Baby
By Melanie Potock
Your baby may gag when learning to eat solid foods, especially with baby led-weaning. Here’s when gagging is good—and when you need to be concerned. Baby-led weaning, or baby self-feeding, is more popular than ever when it comes to starting solids. But whether your new eater is feeding himself soft pieces of avocado, sweet potato, or other squish-able options or slurping purees off a spoon, you may see your baby gag and attempt to push food out of his mouth. Gagging may seem scary, but it’s a natural part of the learning process and to be expected. That said, too much gagging isn’t healthy.
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