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Jan 17, 2009
jean9
any ideas for high cal. finger foods?
Anyone have any good suggestions for high calorie 'finger' foods? We've been pushing processed meats and cheeses. It's hard to stay "healthy" when looking for high cal. What's the best high cal cracker/crunchy food? Cheese? cereal? given the minimal bites/pieces Libby swallows, we try to maximize the cals in every bite! Thanks to all!
Jan 17, 2009
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I don't know how she is about textures but would she eat bagels with cream cheese or cream cheese on anything? I also feed Mags cut up hot dog.

If she likes cooked veggies, you could let her dip them in dressing. (trying to think) Pimento cheese on crackers or bread? I don't know about calories but the little babybel cheeses are pretty good and easy to cut up. They are pretty salty tasting though.

Jan 17, 2009
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
I like to give Katie the Soy ice cream bars. Also the breakfast bars like Nutrigrain are pretty good.
Jan 17, 2009
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
I meant the soy ice cream sandwiches from So Delicious.
Jan 17, 2009
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
bananas, tuna or egg salad on crackers, graham crackers with butter or cream cheese, waffles, pancakes, peanut butter (or substitute) with crackers, cheese, bagels, fruit bars (like NutrGrain), cheese dips, any dressings with veggies...

just some ideas - we're doing the same thing too!

Jan 17, 2009
rissaroo
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!
cream cheese spread on lunch meat and rolled up, then cut into spirals...cheetos....peanut butter play dough: Creamy peanut butter (or almond or soy butter), honey, and powdered milk mixed together to play with and then eat, breakfast or nutrition bars (there are some made especially to boost nutrients for kids), all natural fruit roll ups with cream cheese rolled up and cut into spirals, dip made of peanut butter, honey or jelly all mashed up with some banana (with pretzels, crackers, and fruit to dip in), tiny squares of pb&j sandwich or tuna sandwich or cream cheese and jelly sandwich. As far as crunchy goes, you could try some of the higher calorie breakfast cereal, or there are some gluten free cereals made of navy bean flour that are high in protein (Cere-O's...they come in a couple of different flavors).
Jan 18, 2009
mollysmom
Connor 11/22/02
Grace 7/2/04 reflux free now!
Molly 7/10/07 the reason I'm here!
hummus on crackers, black olives cut up, chickpeas cut in half
Jan 23, 2009
bib3mama
I have 3 boys, youngest has gerd, 18 months of no sleep. Prevacid 2x/7.5 mg thinking of switching to prilosec.
egg yolk (fry the egg, peel out the yolk and you eat the white. Great protein for mama and fat & nutrients for baby!) & avocado. Remember they like repetative foods so don't worry if you give the same food over & over & over...
Check with your
doctor first!