Feeding difficulties

Some toddlers need expert help to avoiding gagging and choking while eating solid foods.


Lachlan, a 13-month-old infant, was only eating smooth baby puree, a texture suitable for six-month-olds. He was referred to a paediatric speech pathology practice for a feeding assessment.

Lachlan was born at term. He has had no major health issues apart from mild reflux.

Breastfed at birth, he transitioned to formula at four months of age. Solids were also introduced at that time. Lumpy foods were attempted