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Aug 02, 2008
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
spoon eating question- kinda ot
even though emi is 18 months old she is still rather new to eating off a spoon. due to her diet restrictions and her late start into solids at 11 months she went right in to self feeding tiny bits of tolerated table foods.

just recently she has been eating cereal with me in the morning, which i eat with a spoon (i know i'm crazy, a spoon! lol) well for the past couple months since she has been eating with me i notice when i give her a bit she will fold her tongue back to cover her throat instead of laying it flat at the bottom of her mouth. I have tried getting her to flatten her tongue but i can't get her to understand. She is not doing this b/c she thinks its a game or funny.

so is this okay for her to be doing. Do you think this is related to reflux? Is there a way to get her to flatten her tongue?
Aug 02, 2008
Maybe you could try putting something on the underside of the spoon that sticks that she likes. Don't know if she has allergies but maybe something like yogurt,honey, chocolate sauce-something along those lines, so she gets used to the underside touching the top of her tongue. Don't know if this will work-just an idea. Good luck!
Aug 02, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Katie will sometimes do it when I offer her a bottle......don't know if it is normal but we have experienced too!
Aug 02, 2008
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.
Refreshen my memory but did she have to have her liquids thickened? Aubrey did this and her OT told us that is how she protected herself from choking. Kindof interesting (when you get past the annoying part) that their bodies just know how to protect themselves.
Aug 03, 2008
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
you know, dh just asked me (yesterday) why Nate does this. I thought he was crazy but then he showed me. I feel so dumb b/c dh feeds Nate (maybe) 1 time a month and I NEVER noticed it!! I am gonna ask the ped. What Jen says about "protecting" themselves from choking makes sense. Nate only had to have thickened formula for a short time so I don't know. I love her pic with the spaghetti, I need to let Nate make a mess someday ;)
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