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Sep 26, 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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Calcium-enriched applesauce/Elyse update
Saw this at the grocery store today. I didn't buy any because we have tons of applesauce at home right now, but thought it might be helpful for others who are looking for calcium-rich foods. I think it was Motts brand and it was in a pack of 4 individual cups.

I called and LM for the pedi today regarding Elyse's fontanelle, and also to ask if i should give her a calcium supplement. She won't drink pediasure either, I tried it yesterday and today and she won't even take a sip. SO-no milk, no pediasure, no soy milk, no rice milk, no smoothies, no formula. And the last two days pretty much no water or juice either. No pedialyte either. The pedi told me last week that she will drink when she is thirsty, but I know that is not necessarily true! Kids would not dehydrate if that were the case.

Sep 26, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!

Will she tolerate yogurt? A friends 16 mo won't drink milk but he will eat a container of YoBaby every day.

I know that you said she will drink bath water (Katie too) so as gross as it sounds can you encourage that? Katie also LOVES a wet washcloth to suck all of the liquid out of so if we are outside I will give her one and she sucks it dry.

I have read on a baby food making website that adult applesauce has the peels on them and baby applesauce doesn't b/c the peels can be hard on their stomach. Just wanted to throw that out!

Sep 26, 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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Hi Tracey, I had not heard that about "adult" applesauce. Elyse has not touched any baby food since about 13 mos, and even before that did not want to have much to do with it from probably about 11 mos! So we use regular applesauce and she will eat some of that. The one I mentioned is also a natural one (no sugar added). She does tolerate yobaby yogurt but not other kinds (barfs it right up, TMI!) so we offer it everyday. We can sometimes get her to eat about 1/3-1/2 of the carton, not counting what gets all over her and the tray. We have also noticed that if we give her too much dairy in one day she vomits and doesn't sleep well. She usually will eat a whole cheese stick too. If I can get her to eat 1/2 a yobaby and one cheese stick, do you think that is enough calcium? i have no idea.
Sep 26, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
Taken from Babyzone.com
Calcium is very important for children. It helps them build strong bones and teeth, and fulfills many other important functions. Your two-year-old's daily calcium need is 500 mg. This amount can be reached with half a cup of yogurt and a slice of cheese. See the list below for other high calcium sources. High Calcium Foods * Cheese American: 125 mg/oz Cheddar: 205 mg/oz Cottage: 155 mg/cup Mozzarella: 185 mg/oz Parmesan: 300 mg/oz Ricotta: 333 mg/oz Swiss: 270 mg/oz * Ice Cream Hard Packed: 175 mg/cup Soft Serve: 235 mg/cup * Milk Any Type: 300 mg/cup * Pudding (made with milk): 150 mg/ cup * Yogurt: 340-450 mg/cup As far as how much calcium your child needs , the National Academy of Science provides the following guidelines for Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 1-3 years old = 500 mg/day 4-8 years old = 800 mg/day 9-18 years old = 1300 mg/day Good luck!
Sep 26, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
Sorry-posted it too soon

Here is the address: http://www.babyzone.com/askanexpert/toddler-calcium-intake

Based on this it sounds like she is currently getting enough calcium. I know that liquids are still a problem though.

Sep 27, 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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thanks for that, Tracey. I think I will start alternating cheddar with mozzarella since cheddar has more. I bought a box of pudding yesterday too because I thought she might go for that, and whole milk to make it with. i wish she would eat ricotta because it has so much calcium (I actually bought it for that reason!) but I have not found a way yet to serve it that she will try it.
Check with your
doctor first!