I may be a little ahead of myself, but when you say texture problems, I automatically think of mild autism, i.e. aspergers. My son has this, he's very intelligent, grade levels ahead of peers in most areas, but he has sensory issues and dislikes changes, etc.... Food texture was always a battle, at 9 he's gotten better the last year. But he was the perfect baby, very intelligent, hardly ever cried, etc.... Food texture issues are something that you look for in infant autism screening, as well as a "really good, quiet baby," they also enjoy lining up and sorting things, dislike change and out of place things. It may not be this, but I wanted to put this out there so you were aware. Docs have screenings that make it easier to determine if autism is a possibility; if it is and he's very bright and talkative, it would most likely be what they term "high functioning autism." Noise and light sensitivity were an issue for us, too; he'd cry if a night light was on when he was very young, and covers his ears and cringe if he heard a loud or high pitched unexpected noise. Don't let this scare you, my son is very intelligent, and tends to stay out of trouble because he doesn't go with the flow of what the other kids do wrong, rules are very important to him, as are lists and schedules. He does very well, and does have empathy, he just lacks tact, i.e. his internal dialogue is not internal, and he cries when he realizes he's hurt someone, because he didn't mean to do it. I don't know if you've ever seen Criminal Minds, but the young genius on there has Aspergers'. They also believe Mozart, Einstein and a few others had it. So it is an issue,and it takes some learing to find what works, but relatively speaking, not the worst thing; don't let me saying this scare you away. Also, if this is the case, it may take a while to observe and diagnose, it won't be a quick process. I just wanted you to consider all possible reasons of having a texture problem, and be aware of a few things to look for and have this in the back of your mind for the future, to see if other things start tying in with it. I hope this helps. ~A.