I think the gi docs biggest concern is that she pick up food and bring it to her mouth, so that she learns food comes form other sorces (not tube or spoon) Some children, if they miss this window of opportunity for development, refuse table foods completely due to texture, and other reasons. I would try the banana, mashed potatoes,(placed on her tray-messy but fun), and other foods that can be mashed with her tongue. Then I would tell you, like I tell all of my mommys here, please take an infant child first aid and cpr course. You never know when you will need it, and you will feel a little better about when choking is major, or just gagging. The Red Cross and the American Heart assoc have great classes to offer. New this year, they no longer give a test for CPR, First Aid only. It's not hard either, just be prepared to make friends with a manequin lol.