7 Month Old Gagging

Updated on March 02, 2007
J.B. asks from Ogden, KS
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My seven month old has been having a few problems recently. He seems to be gagging a lot. It started about a week a go for no reason, and when he "spit up" it was thick, clowdy, almost like syliva. Well tonight, he did it again. He also seems to not want to eat baby food, but will take the bottle. Could this be a sign of teething? Should i be worried, because right now i'm worried out of my mind.
Any help would be appricated.

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So What Happened?

Well, yesterday morning i was able to feed him some baby food, he ate some of it. Well this morning, i woke up with a cold! My daughter had a runny nose about a week a go, so since we all are close together, i'm assuming he got the cold she had, then gave it me. And on top of that when i took my first drink of my soda it tasted funny, (being stuffed up and all can do that!) so i have a feeling it was all a cold, and he just couldn't cough up and phlem, and when he did he gagged! I'll try food today on him and see how it gose!
Thanks everyone
J., Jade, and JP

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answers from St. Louis on

Hi, the baby might be having his sinuses draining down the back of his throat and that could be the cause.My son us to do the same thing just to be safe you could always call the doc.

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answers from Tulsa on

I agree...sounds like drainage. I'd get it checked out so it doesn't develop into more.



answers from Springfield on

There could possibly be a food allergy. I would either take him to check for possible allergies with an allergy specialist, or for a quicker, easier, and much cheaper way for allergy advice, I would go to a health food store. A lady from our church owns Absolute Health Solutions and is a homeopathic (naturalist) doctor and she would be happy to give you some advice, She is very wise. Her name is Chena. You can either go there or just call. Tell her I referred you if you want. The address is 3550-C N. Glenstone (a little north of I-44 in the shopping center on the right) and the phone # is ###-###-####.



answers from Joplin on

I agree with the other moms. I think it could be a sign of sinus drainage--and right now appears to be a good time for that. Kind of strange thinking about allergies and such with all the cold weather we have had, but that seems to be the case. I would call your pediatrician for a visit.



answers from Kansas City on

My eleven month old has had a problem with gagging on "grown-up" food... she will gobble her baby food down but if the food is a new consistency or a strange taste she will gag on it and spit everything in her tummy up *and it looks how you described it. We have been trying to introduce more and more things because she is ready to be trying things other than jarred baby food... but she only has two teeth and she thinks she can just swallow everything put in her mouth without "chewing or gumnming" it. I cant really tell from your post if something is prompting the gagging? If it just new foods than it is probably normal - you will need to just stick it out until he learns to chew... soon you will be able to start him on finger snacks and that will help him learn...



answers from Topeka on

If it were me i would take the child to the doctor. to me it sounds like that they have alot of mucous that they needs to cough up or maybe have antibiotics for. That could be why they arent wanting to eat as well.



answers from Springfield on

Babies are born being able to breathe and swallow at the same time. Around 7 months they lose this ability. This may be what you are noticing, just give him more breaks to breathe in between big bites and gulps!



answers from Rockford on

My grandson had bronchitis at 8 months old and he coughed (gagged)up alot of thick phlegm. I would take him to the doctor/walk in clinic/ER to find out. If it is thick phlegm, he needs to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. Keep his head propped up if he lays down and give him water to help cut the phlegm, milk or formula will make phlegm worse. Good luck and let us know how he is doing.

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