My son doesnt eat solid textured foods

My son doesnt eat solid textured foods

My 4 yr old son only eats puree foods. He gags when any textured food gets in his mouth. He sometimes goes on food strikes and only drinks his pediasures. He was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And the medicine he GI perscribed us has horrible possible side effects. Im so stressed out about it. I just am at a loss on what to do. Does anyone have any success with eating therapy? I believe if we can get him to start eating a healthy diet his gut will start to feel… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I went through this with both my boys. My older son didn’t start eating solids until he was almost 3 yrs. old. He had major sensory issues with food textures. He did have feeding therapy with a ST who knew what she was doing. We did it for about 4 months & it helped. Just find someone experienced & who has patience so your son doesn’t feel pushed beyond his limits. I hope you can get him off the med. for his IBD once he starts eating healthier. Also, Pediasure is basically sugar laden & not healthy. I would avoid anything milk based because dairy can be a problem to digest for some people. I recommend having him tested for food allergies to help put him on a healthy diet.

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s)Milk or milk base products like pedisure was the worst thing to give him, it made his symptoms worst.

posted 3 months ago
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