So when my daughter was born, we had a horrible time getting her to latch on nursing or drink from a bottle. She ended up being on a preemie nipple for about six months and still would choke and gag her milk down. Well, this happened with baby food as well, she would choke, gag, and throw up stage one baby food at a year old so they decided then to do a swallow study. Well, as you can imagine, that was no easy feat and they couldn't get her to take enough of the barium to properly do the study so it was inconclusive. We went on dealing with it, starting solids late, etc. and didn't worry too much b/c she was gaining weight very well. Now, it has gotten worse again as, IMO, she is eating more "grown up" foods. I still try to cut things up very tiny, etc. but last night, she was eating a very soft strawberry and choked. She started turning blue as I was doing the heimlich and I thought I was going to have to call 911 when it finally came up-- and she hasn't eaten since b/c she is too scared that she will choke again. This has become a daily event and now that she is able to remember time from time that she chokes, she is avoiding food in general. So, I called our wonderful Pedi. this morning (on a Sunday, how awesome is he!) and he is referring her for another swallow study tomorrow. He thinks that her epiglottis isn't flapping over properly when she eats. I hope Alex doesn't have this problem! Please say a lil prayer for my sweet girl that she will take the barium and they will be able to perform the study and find out what is going on and that her symptoms will get better and say a prayer Alex doesn't have this either! Thanks ladies! I will KUP!