DD is 18 months and over stuffs almost every single time she eats. I spoke with both the pediatrician and also my sister who is a speech therapist. They both say it is normal and she will outgrow it. Wondering if anyone else is/has gone through this? Any suggestions? She is very independent and wants to feed herself and uses utensils independently. She is able to bilateralize food while chewing and is able to take a bite out of a piece of food no problem. The issue is the over stuffing. I present a few pieces at a time and after each piece of food she takes I tell her to wait and we do a quick count to 5 until she's done chewing then continue. I am a SPED teacher so I am very familiar with feeding issues but things always feel different when it is your own child. Just want to make sure I am doing everything right .
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