Try giving him egg white, cheese, beans (kidney beans, soy beans, monggo, etc.,) and a variety of vegetables and nuts.
Have your child checked by his pediatrician for possible developmental problems, such as obstructions in the esophagus or problems with his teeth or his chewing muscles.
Kids don't learn to chew with a grinding motion until they are 4 years old. Parents and caregivers should make sure that food served to toddlers is chopped to a pasty texture. Don't feed your child while he's running around or playing; make him sit at the table.
Sunil Sazawal, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., associate professor, department of international health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.
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