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Tongue thrust at 6.5 months old?
« on: January 15, 2016, 00:55:39 am »
Just thought it'd be gone now. DD has been trying some food and watches us eat and seems really interested... But her tongue sticks out and she seems to not be understanding how to handle her tongue and eat food.

Just wanted to see what experience others have had. I don't remember my other two having this tongue issue but my memories are foggy.

Oh I do a mix of baby led weaning and puree. She loves
exploring foods, just doesn't get much in which is fine at her age but the tongue thing bugs me.







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Re: Tongue thrust at 6.5 months old?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 01:42:20 am »
We had it with DD2 until about 6.5 months old. Even after she lost the tongue thrust reflex, it took her close to another month to know what to do with the food in her mouth. She loved mealtimes, put lots of food in her mouth and chew, but then spit it out. She just started a week ago to actively swallow. We are also doing a mix of BLW and purees. I was worried but it turns out she is doing just fine now!
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Re: Tongue thrust at 6.5 months old?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 12:24:00 pm »
I think for some it just takes a little longer for the tongue thrust to gradually reduce. If you are concerned though I'd contact your health care provider.


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Re: Tongue thrust at 6.5 months old?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 16:13:54 pm »
Thank you.

I guess I'll wait and see over the next few weeks and if no improvement I'll ask pediatrician. She'll be 7 months on the 24th.