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Aug 04, 2008
amber f
I found this... Hope it helps a little....
Aug 04, 2008
amber f
The part that I think could help you is that you only give her one chunk and then when she chews it fully give her another one. It will probably take forever to feed her but it could teach her that she can't have more till her mouth is empty. Good luck! This has to be so hard because you have to limit what she is eating when she is wanting to eat it. Let me know what the clinic says.
Aug 04, 2008
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Thanks Amber! I'm definitely going to be giving her one piece at a time from now on. Today was so scary. She's been eating cheezies for months now, and this is the first time she choked. I think she's doing what Jedd's mommy suggested...she's chipmunking food. The only way to stop that is to limit how much I give her at one time. It's common sense now that I think of it. I guess I was just being lazy and wanting a "break" at snacktime...cut up food, place on tray, turn on tv.....all done.

Ya know what's sad? I'm looking forward to daycare so I don't have to feed her ALL DAY. I'm having lots and lots of guilt for feeling like, relieved, that someone else will be doing it. But at the same time, I'm afraid they won't "get" it. When I meet her teacher I'm going to have to hammer it in that they cannot take their eyes off of her when she's eating....because she'll keep food in her mouth forever. :(

Thanks for taking the extra time to google this for me. Hugs to you and the's bathtime! Gotta go.

Aug 04, 2008
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
That not sad, it's honest. There were days I was ssooo tired by the weekend I looked forward to droppong Jedd off a tmy sister's becasue I needed a break from my weekend. Now that is saying ALOT becasue I taught K-5!!!!!! HUGE of HUGEST HUGS!!!!!!!
Aug 04, 2008
amber f
I'm sure we have all had those feelings. I wish almost daily that I could send my kids to a different daycare to give me a break esp. Nolan. I miss, when I was working, being able to leave the kids at dc for an extra few mins and stop and get groceries and run errands. Sometime I'd bring them to dc on my day off to have some alone time and clean the house and such. Those were the days. Don't feel bad about it. I think all moms who are honest to themselves need a break from time to time. And I bet the time at dc will make you appreciate the time you do have with her a lot more. I can't evne imagine how hard it is to feed her and be patient with her. You have the patience of a saint. (((HUGS)))
Aug 04, 2008
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 didn't read the other post yet, but Lauren does that "chipmunking" thing all the time if I let her have too much at once. I have also learned to only give one at a time. We having had major choking, but some yucky gagging and vomit...

Have you tried the gerber yogurt snacks yet? I don't remember if Rory tolerates yogurt....We just tried them today and Lauren loved them. They are freeze dried so they dissolve pretty quickly too.

Also, do not feel guilty about knowing someone else is going to take on the feedings for a few hours a day! When we got out of school for the summer that was one of my major issues and I had a long talk with DH about helping me. I knew I would lose my mind if I had to fight her 3 times a day. AND Lauren would eat solids better for the sitter than she EVER would for me. Now she's actually eating great so I can't complain. Maybe Rory will be more willing when she has positive peer pressure from watching other lo's eat?

Aug 04, 2008
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
You know we have tried TONS of dissolvabl esutf fand you know what works the best....chesster's puffed corn. You read that right, it's not even a baby food. They are the BEST!!!!! They much right down to nothing with NO effort at all. It is the only "meltable" that Jedd can tolerate.

Our OT uses them with geratric patients becasue they work so well...LOL

Here's the link to the nutritional info...

And here is what they look like...

These really are by FAR the BEST meltable we have EVER tried. I don't waste my money on any other "meltable" Jedd cna't tolerate any of them. Beleive me I've tried...LOL
Aug 04, 2008
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
dont' feel guilty... my dh has been out of town for 5 days and I'm sooo ready for someone else to keep an eye on him for just 5 minutes!! i know it's hard! good to get those feelings out with people you can trust.
Aug 05, 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.
Don't feel guilty about that need the break. As long as they follow your instructions with meal time (which I am SURE they will) she should do just fine. I am interested in the "chipmunking" thing. I have stopped putting more than just a few snacks on Nate's tray...lucky for us, he doesn't choke on it....he just puts EVERY SINGLE ONE in his mouth at the same time!! It really freaks me out since Adam was my gagger/choker.
Check with your
doctor first!