My daughter is 9 months and not the best eater in the world, and never has been. She was diagnosed with milk/soy protein intolerance (plus a few other foods possibly) when she was 2 weeks old. I eventually switched her to neocate, a hypoallergenic formula. She was a terrible breastfeeder and was functionally terrible at getting milk out of my breasts (and this is coming from me, a lactation counselor plus another IBCLC) and she also struggles a bit with aspiration of reflux and bottles. Her suck swallow is uncoordinated at times but not bad enough to involve further work up per her pedi GI. She got purees starting at 6 months and has done well with those. I have been giving her rice puffs and mum mums for about a month but she still chokes on them once every day or two. She tries to swallow them before they have dissolved and that is the issue. She is good at picking foods up and putting them in her mouth and chewing a little but just not chewing/dissolving enough. I don't want to keep her on purees so long that she can't tolerate other textures.
Anyone have this issue? I can't decide if I should wait for her to become more ready, or if there is some other easy to eat food that I should be trying.As a side note, she is also not quite crawling yet. she can push herself backwards and roll around, but no forward movement.