Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zee01 | 2011-10-12



Hello Doc.

I have a 18 month old boy.
Thing is, he really is a good eater.
But it sometimes happens that he vomits, with no other symptoms.
The thing that bothers me is that if it happens it is really big pieces coming out, sorry, do not want to be disgusting.
It is like the child does not chew his food?!
He got hold of some raisons last night, and it become obvious later on that he did not chew them!

He mostly feeds himself.
We do cut his meat into tiny pieces.

Is this normal?
Is there something we can do about it?

Sorry if this is a disturbing question, but was hoping that you can give advice!

Thank you so much!
Your time is appreciated!!

Expert's Reply



Thank you.This is a good question and is certainly not disgusting. It is important that parents are able to ask any question about their child that may be causing them concern.Yes, it is certainly possible that your son is swallowing his food too quickly and not chewing his food enough.In fact this is the most likely cause for his vomiting.It is important to cut his food up in small pieces as you are doing and try to teach him to chew every mouthful well. This may be easier said than done.Sometimes children with enlarged tonsils have this problem as well, so if he has had tonsillitis often or if you know that his tonsils are enlarged then he should be checked for this possibility.

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