Ben is a mouth breather!
He holds his breath as he is eating and makes the most horrendous noises!
He knows how to breath through his nose but just doesn't seem to want to or it maybe that he can't, not sure which actually.
I have checked out on line about Adenoids, as sometimes it makes me think that maybe Ben's are enlarged!
But he doesn't have any of the infection symptoms that they tend to talk about.
If you or your child's adenoids are enlarged, it may help be hard to breathe through the nose. Other signs of constant enlargement are:
- breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time
- nose sounding blocked when the person speaks
- noisy breathing during the day
- recurrent ear infections
- snoring at night
- breathing stops for a few seconds at night during snoring or loud breathing(sleep apnoea)
Yes he has difficulty breathing through his nose, but none of the others.
So on we will plod with the very noisy meal times as Ben continues to hold his breath and see if it maybe might just right itself!