Gagging baby


My baby is ten months old and he won't eat more than puréed food and breast milk. I keep attempting the SMALLEST bites of soft real food but he GAGS every time he eats something not puréed and my life flashes before my eyes as I envision my child dying in front of me. He has choked twice on food and thrown up to get it out. I'm petrified to give him anything other than puréed foods and have decided to only give him purees until he is eighteen years old and he can legally make his own decision to eat anything solid.

Have any of you Mamas dealt with this? I've seen some of you feeding your babies all sorts of things but my big guy won't/can't do it. Any advice? TIA!