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Jul 17, 2010
vamshimom
Introducing solids to dreamfeeding baby
My son is 5 months old now. Has reflux and feeds only when sleeping. He is exclusively breastfed and doesnot accepts bottle. He takes very less but has a normal weightg gain. There is no feeding pattern for him, i try and feed him when he falls asleep. I am planning to introduce solids. But i have no idea how and what to start with. If u have experience in introducing solids to a dreamfeeding baby, plz share it with me.
Jul 17, 2010
jeddsmommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Have you looked into getting an evaluation through your state's Early Intervention Program......they can work on oral feeding skills, it falls under the adaptive part of what they provide services for.
Jul 18, 2010
vamshimom
Soliids for a dreamfeeding baby
Thanks for the reply mom. My son was born in the US, we moved to India when he was 3.5 months old. We dont have such service or therapists here. So i thought moms with experience can help me with their knowledge.
Jul 18, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
HI! My son was a dreamer feeder too. Refused to nurse or take a bottle if he was awake. I was pleasantly surprised that he took to solids fine though. I started out really slow. I did oatmeal cereal vs rice as rice can cause constipation. I set him on a "normal" schedule for solids. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. A key thing to remember is to respect the "No" to solids. As in, if he turns away, acts disinterested, crys etc... stop and try again later. This is important as you want to do your best to prevent an adversion to solids as they have to liquids. Solids at this age dont have a ton of nutritional value anyway. He is getting what he needs from your milk. Instead it is about learning how to eat. So, take is slow, don't force it. Follow his lead. Also, take a look at this spoon. It might be use to you. www.flowspoon.com Keep in touch and good luck!!
Jul 20, 2010
vamshimom
Solids to dreamfeeder
Thanks mom. Am glad to hear that dreamfeeders might like solids :) My son's intake has reduced to 1/3 of what he used to take before he developed the aversion and poops only once in 4 days(he used to poop once a day before his aversion). My doctor says its okay if a exclusively breastfed baby poops once in 4 to 7 days. Am not sure if he poops less because of the constipation or because of less intake! Am afraid solids would constipate him. I have one more question to ask. My son was very cranky and irritated until 4 months(he developed the aversion from his 2 nd month) Now he is a very happy baby and sleeps better in the night(may twist only 7-8 times in his 10 hr continuous sleep). But his aversion and reflux is the same. He spits even after taking just 2 ounces. But doesn't seem irritated when he spits. So we stopped his Medicine(Omiprazole). Am not sure if am doing the right thing.
Jul 20, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
I made the same mistake. I thought that since he wasn't screaming anymore, he must be over it. He wasnt. If he is still spitting, continue with the meds. You will likely find that his appetite will come back. For Ryan, he just gave up on screaming and stopped eating instead. Once I got him back on the meds things improved. It certainly cant hurt to try. If it were me I would not try to start the weening process until he is eating solid foods... pureed food does not count as solids. I mean normal chew it up, people food.
Jul 21, 2010
jan gambino
The Reflux Mom
www.refluxmom.com
Another Dream Feeder in India
Hello Vamshimom, I happen to know the mom of a dream/sleep feeder who found assistance for her baby in India. Please email me privately at refluxmom@gmail.com if you want to chat with her. Best wishes, Jan Gambino The Reflux Mom
Jul 21, 2010
archana
We had a similar story
Hello, I am of Indian origin now settled in U.S and my son had acid reflux due to which he refused to feed when awake. During one of my visits to India (when my son was 18 mo old), he fell ill and had to be hospitalized (because of vomiting and gastric issues). Doctors in India gave him domstal (domperidone) and Vomiteb (Ayurvedic). His sleep feeding resolved. He is on Prevacid (in India it is called lanzol/generic= lanzoprazole). He still needs it because he does have some reflux but the sleep feeding went away pretty suddenly. depending on where in India you are located, I can give you the contact of the Indian pediatrician who helped my son. As far as solids go we did roasted rice rava boiled with water/butter milk (yoghurt is ok after 6 months), some salt to taste and ghee, only a few drops. Add hing if you like--this is an age old recipe when babies have poor digestion. recipe was passed from my great grandma to my mom to me. Initially keep the consistency thin and slowly start thickening as the the baby is able to swallow. Let me know if it works.
Jul 23, 2010
aishu1
Dreamfeeding-help in India
Archana i'd love to talk/chat with you. Can you plz mail me to aishu.01@gmail.com
Jul 23, 2010
aishu1
Medication for Reflux
Archana...Is domstol a tablet or solution? Our pediatrician here has given Omiprazole capsules. crushing them and dissolving them in water isn't very effective.
Check with your
doctor first!