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Feb 28, 2009
isaacs mummy
Mother of 4 children. 3 girls, youngest baby boy 30/08/08. Dx silent reflux at 3 months. On Gaviscon and just trying zantac and domperidone. Thought Isaac was finished with reflux at 5 months, had a couple of weeks free it then came back with a vengeance...........
Behavioral/feeding clinic
Hi everyone, Im trying not to be greedy with this site but it is just so great to be in touch with pp that understand. I spoke to pedi yesterday, explained where I was with Isaac and his feeding issues. She told me to stick with gaviscon and to re start zantac and donperidome, talk to her next week if needed and she will see me on the 9th March. Also she doesnt recommend dream feeding.................. Right I will get to my question, she said his refusal of feeding could be behavioral on top of his reflux. Please could I have your opinions on this. Also she may refer me to the feeding clinic... what do they do there, please if anyone knows I would love to hear from you. A great big thankyou...........................
Feb 28, 2009
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
Feeding clinics can help a lot with behavioral food refusal. of course, if he is in pain that will have to be addressed first, which it sounds like they are working on that with the meds.

Kids are pretty smart... even young children and babies who have pain when they eat/swallow can learn to refuse to eat as a mechanism to prevent more pain. Obviously we know as parents that that is NOT a good thing!

Hopefully when the pain is under control he will begin to eat better on his own. If not you are smart to have a feeding clinic evaluate. I think, in my opinion, the faster you can get a handle on it the better. Just like any habit it can be harder to "break" the longer you wait.

Feeding clinics do therapies based on where your child is and the age of the child. It can be as simple as doing "exercises" that get them used to having spoons, food or different textures in the mouth. It can also be a good place to learn the skills required to deal with the behavioral aspect (tantrums, fits, refusal) without undermining the progress.

I know there are several parents who have used them who will chime in for you soon! best of luck! Let us know if we can help in any way!
Feb 28, 2009
isaacs mummy
Mother of 4 children. 3 girls, youngest baby boy 30/08/08. Dx silent reflux at 3 months. On Gaviscon and just trying zantac and domperidone. Thought Isaac was finished with reflux at 5 months, had a couple of weeks free it then came back with a vengeance...........
Thankyou............... What can I say, I wish I was as clever as my baby, lol
Check with your
doctor first!