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Oct 08, 2010
feeding and daycare
I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions on how I can approach daycare about this. They give us sheet everyday about how much he eats and per the sheet he takes his whole bottle from them with in 15-20min. I CAN NEVER GET HIM TO TAKE A BOTTLE LIKE THIS UNLESS HE IS ASLEEP!!! So, are they lying to me??? I don't get it. He crys thrashes and protests when I try to bottle feed him awake. Even on the weekends when he is home with us he still won't eat during the day without struggle or sleep. How should I approach this without coming out and asking if they are lying??
Oct 08, 2010
My son Levi is 13 weeks old. We figured out he has reflux @ 2 weeks. We have tried 4 different formuls (Currently Neocate) and he is taking Pepcid, Prevacid, Mylanta, Grip Water
i would just tell them that you are having trouble feeding him at home and want to know how the manage to get him to eat. Or better yet, have them demonstrate for you how they feed him one day.
Oct 09, 2010
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:
I would go in and observe during a feeding and see if what they are telling you is what is occurring.
Oct 09, 2010
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
It is possible that she is eating for them. Some kids eat better at daycare than at home. They are very routined there and there is not the stress of feedings. Because the daycare provide is not the mom they are not stressed out about getting the fluid in them so there is not anxiety or tensesness that the baby picks up. So... maybe that is what is occuring?? Or they may be putting her to sleep or getting her very sleepy to feed her. Assume innocense at this point and just ask for pointers. Do they wrap her up a certain way, warm the bottle a certain way etc.
Oct 11, 2010
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I can tell you from experience that my kids will do things at school or for their Grandma that they would NEVER do for me. They even act differently at school. (For example my youngest is "shy" at school but more like the life of the party at home, LOL). I would ask to watch a feeding. But, be careful to watch when he can't see you. Otherwise he might spend that time thrashing around and protesting because he wants you to hold him and feed him. I agree with pp's that you should address it carefully. I would tell them they are doing great to get so much into him and that you would like to watch where he can't see you to get some ideas of why he isn't eating like that at home. That way they don't start off on the defensive. ;)
Oct 11, 2010
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
this is how my whole life son eats everywhere except at home...but a baby I would always marvel at how much he would eat there...I had them videotape it for me (I provided the camera)...nothing really different about it except there was a lot to be distracted by...he seemed to forget he was eating until it was too late....
Check with your
doctor first!