Baby's Dry Heaving at Meals: What Happens and What to Do?

How to do if your baby is not willing to eat supplementary food?

1.Let go and let him touch the food directly

Babies can grasp, pinch and play with food on their own, and they are not afraid to make a mess!

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The important thing is: let your baby grasp on his own, to better feel the food and develop an interest in eating on his own.

2.Spoon feeding, guide the child to take the initiative to eat

Note that force-feeding can easily make your baby feel "choked" and resist complementary food!
If you take a spoon to gently touch his mouth, guide him to take the initiative to lick a lick, or let him grab the food to taste, the effect may be better.

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3.Pell patience! Try again and again, if not this time, next time

Getting your baby to accept complementary foods is just like fighting a monster, try patiently and you might get it!
Babies also have a preference for ingredients, some ingredients temporarily do not accept is normal. If you don't accept it, then let's change it.
When you first come into contact with complementary foods, some babies are not familiar with the chewing action because their tongues are used to moving back, and they can easily contain the complementary food or spit it out. This is also the time to try more, adapt to it will be good.

What should I do if my baby eats and vomits?

1. According to the baby's chewing and swallowing ability, timely add food corresponding to the softness and particle size

New parents, especially easy to ignore an important thing -
The transition of food properties (softness, hardness, particle size, shape, etc.) should be timely, but not too fast!
For example, when he can not eat minced meat, do not rush to give, or the baby is likely to vomit, or not bite directly swallowed.
Timely transition, the baby can also be timely exercise chewing, swallowing ability.
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How to transition between the different months of age? Let's talk about them one by one.

    • 6 months: Breastfeeding/formula feeding is the mainstay, supplemented by pureed complementary foods.
    • 7 months: Gradually transition from paste to small pellets.
    • 8~9 months: baby gradually erupted milk teeth, chewing and swallowing ability gradually increased, but also gradually have a sense of independent feeding, at this time - mothers need to change the food form in time!
    • Among them, the age of 8 months is very critical. This is a critical period for babies to try different foods and feel different flavors, so don't miss it.

  • 10~11 months: It may be difficult to get your baby to chew the mushy/soft and chewy foods! Chewy foods shine.
  • 12 months: Your baby will enjoy adult-like meals, but only light, soft and hard ones. Foods like soft rice and fine noodles are not stressful for babies to eat! When cooking, cut the food into pieces or diced, more suitable for baby oh.

2.Guided chewing demonstration, exercise chewing ability

Baby's imitation ability is not weak!
You open your mouth to demonstrate the chewing action of the upper and lower teeth when eating, he can learn more easily.

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What makes babies dry heave?

In the early days of complementary feeding, the baby's ability to grasp, chew and swallow is not fully developed, and the baby lacks experience in eating, so it is easy to have too much in the mouth at once, and then dry heaving will occur. Dry vomiting is a normal reaction of the human body, the baby's dry vomiting and adult dry vomiting is not essentially different, but compared to infants, adults rarely appear. The mother does not need to intervene in the baby's dry heaving, the baby will sum up the experience, the frequency of dry heaving will naturally be reduced.

Distinguish between "choking" and "choking"

As your baby grows, mothers will start adding finger foods to their babies at the right time, so will very young babies choke on their own finger foods? I'm afraid this is a major concern for mothers.
Here, it is necessary to distinguish between what is "choking" and what is "choking", because these two concepts are often confused. The most fundamental difference between "choking" and "choking" is whether or not food or liquid has entered the trachea.
When food or liquid enters the trachea, the body will have an instinctive coughing reflex, which is to expel the foreign body (irritating gas or water, food, etc.) from the trachea by coughing, a condition we call "choking. If the food that is choked into the trachea is lumpy or granular, it may jam the trachea and the body will not be able to cough, so the Heimlich maneuver is needed to take first aid measures.
Unlike "choking", when a person is "choking" the food does not enter the trachea, but only blocked the throat, then the person will not cough, but feel nauseous, want to vomit.
The most common situation that occurs at the beginning of adding complementary foods to babies is dry vomiting, which is not life-threatening for babies, and with the accumulation of experience and skillful movements, babies will soon master the correct way to eat.

Finally, the addition of complementary food taboo "choking" is not a threat to the baby's life, but food "choking" into the trachea is very dangerous, small babies add complementary food need to follow the following safety principles:.

  1. Babies must have an adult around to watch when they eat.
  2. Babies must sit upright to eat, not lying down or reclining to eat and drink.
  3. Large pieces of food should be cut into smaller pieces.
  4. Sticky foods such as peanut butter should not be fed directly to the baby, but should be spread before feeding.
  5. Avoid foods that will make your baby choke. Don't give your baby popcorn, whole nuts, whole grapes, saints, hard candy, marshmallows, etc. until he or she is 3 years old.
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