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Aug 20, 2008
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
finger foods for babies w/ allergies?
So I am looking for some ideas for finger foods for Cooper. I would be glad to make them if anyone has a recipe or if you know of something I can buy, that works too. The main things we don't eat is, dairy, soy, wheat/gluten, eggs, corn. He has a organic oatmeal I feed him sometimes, about once or twice a week. Other than that he eats peas, pears, applesauce. He has just started having a soup with rice, squash, carrots, and chicken and it seems to be good. So I'm thinking something made with rice would be ok. Maybe something w/ pears or apples. He has his bottom 2 teeth and is working on a top tooth and really wants something like a cracker, cheerio. Not sure what to give him. Any ides welcome! Thanks
Aug 20, 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.
some ideas are steamed apples, pears, squash, and carrots. i steam them all togetehr in a steamer. you can also do grilled or baked chicken diced. steamed peas but he might have a texture issue with those-coy is just now allowing them and i still puree them. unfortunately, i've not found any "crackers" gluten free but you can try rice chex soaked in some water/bm to soften them 1st. a good brand w/o dairy or soy when you are ready to intro wheat is Carr's Whole wheat crackers. you can also try veggie crisps or rice cakes-again maybe soaked a little depending on his ability to gum. HTH
Aug 20, 2008
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
CerOs Cereal! They look like Cherrios, but are made of bean flour and rice flour. Sounds nasty, but they taste pretty good and they are high in protein. The Raspberry flavor is great, but there is a tiny amount of corn in them (maltodextrin made with corn). The other kind doesn't have's a link Also, Amaranth puffed cereal is really good! It's a little like cream of wheat or something...hard to describe. Nothing bad in it, though...and they have different flavors (strawberry, blueberry etc). You mix it with hot water...just remembered you asked for finger foods, but it's a fun one that warrents mentioning anyway ;o) It has amaranth (an allergy friendly grain), beet powder, evaporated cane juice, and blueberry flakes. Here's one with just amaranth and tapioca, and it's in little finger-sized bits: And last but not least...PERKY-O's!!! These are great finger foods. They have more than just a few ingredients, but all of the ingredients are OK. They look like cherrios, and taste pretty good. They have regular and frosted. Oh, more...on the easy to find side, Rice Chex is now GF. They are amazingly free of allergens and compared to most typical cereals they also have few additives. How fun for him to be starting finger foods!
Aug 20, 2008
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
I would recommend Brother's All Natural Freeze-dried apples, pears, strawberries, peach, etc. I have had both and plan to introduce the pear ones to Sebastian once we are back on food sometime this fall. I cannot remember who it was yet, but one of the moms on here feeds the fruit snacks to her daughter. They melt in your mouth and are easy to pick up. They are processed in an allergen-free facility (an absolute must for any food that enters my house) and are sold at Costco...and on the company web site:

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Aug 20, 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.
thanks for that melissa. i've been looking for something without "additives" or all natural/organic!
Aug 21, 2008
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
That was me Melissa :) i was about to post that, glad i read thru the posts first :) We also did rice crispies in the beginning bc she couldn't have cheerios, couldn't tolerate the gerber sweet potato puffs (the only ones with no soy) and had an immature pincer grasp. The rice crispies really worked on that grasp! I think they have a lot of sugar but we were desperate. Check the healthy times site too, i used to get stuff from there.
Check with your
doctor first!