My husband Mike, whom I love dearly, has some serious food issues. Over the years he has made great strides, and can now eat foods that happen to be ‘mushy’ in texture. When he was much younger however, he puked at the Thanksgiving table because his Mom made him eat stuffing! I wish I had been a fly on that wall! Apparently the combination of textures within one food item can cause some strange results…like gagging and puking.
Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and I am seeing some of the same behaviors in McKade. McKade has puked after sampling lasagna and tortellini! He has gagged after trying cheese, sweet potatoes, “dry” bread, mashed potatoes and eggs. I have heard that food ‘issues’ might be hereditary, which for some reason is comforting…it kind of makes me feel like maybe it wasn’t something I did…or didn’t do!!
I have hope though, his willingness to try new food seems to be increasing, as is his father’s.