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Oct 23, 2008
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
Feeding Evaluation Questions/Reflux Questions
I took Keira to her OT today about her feeding issues. She thinks Keira needs a feeding evaluation. Well when they scheduled one they made it with a speech language pathologist?!? Does that sound right? Seems weird to me. It's in a couple weeks. They also think this has ties to the reflux. I said yes but she took solids before and now all the sudden for the last month it's been a huge challenge. They said that the aversions can come back to haunt them later? Based on what she has eaten lately they said that diet is pretty easy on her digestive system so she may avoid anything she isn't familiar with for fear of pain? Boy this reflux is much more involved than I thought....
Oct 23, 2008
Bryson (3/06), former Neocate, Nexium, and Reglan baby. Diagnosed with peanut allergy and asthma. Weaned from meds in Spring 0f 08. Brother, Parker (6/04), was also on Prevacid and Pregestimil (formula) as an infant.
Yes, it is correct that she is seeing a Speech Therapist for a feeding evaluation. We had a swallow study completed and a Speech Pathologist was present for the study. I am sorry that I can't answer any other questions as we are battling feeding issues as well but have yet to be referred for a feeding evaluation.
Oct 23, 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
Yep, STs do feeding evals/therapy. OTs do it too, but you have to be really comfortable with it to do it so if the ST or OT does not specialize in it they will usually refer you.
Check with your
doctor first!