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Jul 09, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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Lauren's mom and whoever else....table foods
Hey there, Elyse is SO STINKIN INDEPENDENT that I have to pretty much let her completely feed herself. I take the skin off of a peach or plum and give her the whole thing and let her go at it. I used to dice everything and I think it was just so hard to pick up she wouldn't really try. I just watch her close and when she gets close to the pit I take it away. I also give her big chunks of watermelon or a whole strawberry so she can hold onto it. Today I put a big piece of avocado on her tray and ignored her and she actually smashed it up herself and got some of it into her mouth. I have found that if I put her in the high chair and offer a bazillion different things, she is bound to eat something if I pretty much go about my business and don't make a big deal out of it. Some meals she just refuses and everything ends up on the floor, but I know that typical kids do this too...yeah we waste food but she is eating a variety of foods now, a couple weeks ago we were pretty much down to only cheerios and cheese!
Jul 09, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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We have found the same thing w/ Aubrey. Just put a variety of thing on her tray-again not cut up-and she does better. Although since she has been vomiting everynight her eating has fallen by the way side once again. I am just putting stuff in front of her and letting her eat what she is going to eat and moving on.
Jul 09, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
I know exactly what you are going through! I have started giving Lauren a kiddy fork too. I don't know if that's developmentally right or not, but she seemed interested in feeding herself with the fork, so I went for it. She fed herself over half a waffle yesterday off the fork (I load it for her and walk away). She's actually gotten quite good.

I know Elyse has not had dairy or soy, but Mac and Cheese is also a huge hit around here. I make a box about every 3 days!

I will try not cutting things up and she how she does with raw fruits. I never really thought of that. The little pieces she would get in her mouth just come right back out! I am surprised about the peaches too!

That's great that she's expanding her foods a little too! For awhile all Lauren would eat was the orange baby foods, then it went to this Broc/chicken food- 3 meals a day!

Jul 09, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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Hey Jennifer(s)!!! Elyse can do some dairy now, and she LOVES mac n cheese. I just buy the easy mac and either she and I eat one whole package for one meal, or I stick it in the fridge and she eats it for a couple days. I never thought of trying a fork. I give her a spoon and she knows what to do but doesn't manage to get any food to her mouth. If I loaded the fork for her, I bet she could do it!
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