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February 12th, 2006, 08:01 PM
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i wouldnt say he is at a bad weight though he is now gonna recieve therapy to help him eat. He gags on foods or just chews food like cheerios, chicken, fruit for like 5 minutes at a time or he just spits it out or puts the food between his bottom teeth and lip. he turns his head away when i try to give him snacks inbetween and sometimes even during reg meals. when i feed him i give him mostly babyfood cause it take him like 45 minutes to eat a quarter of waffle for instance in the morning and he is hungry cause he will drink down his formula like nothing. anyway i try to make things more thinner and it doesnt work he just sits there staring at me with his mouth open and food on his tongue or he stares at t.v. with mouth open same thing. i don't know what to do i worry he will start losing weight eventually. but the dev pedi found nothing wrong yet my daughters OT said his tongue is asleep he doesnt know where to put his food she bought us a nuk for him and he wont open his mouth for me to use it. It's so frusterating. i know he had upper GI and came back normal but he spits up a lot and is very cranky he's 12 months and has temper tantrums too it's very hard. so he is on prevacid for spitting-up. anyway he isnt pulling up on furniture yet at a year old and wont put his feet down on floor for me to help him walk he was late doing lots of things but then again i do know kids do things at their own pace. i will mention to his reg pedi and see what he says but we start therapy this tues with an OT. he wont self feed either.

other thing i wanted to add is my son always was afraid of noises etc he would open his mouth to take a bite of food then if a noise happened he would turn to it or scream and not eat. and we are getting him to therapy for motor problems just thought i would add this.
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February 24th, 2006, 01:56 PM
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It sounds like you are doing everything right. That is a lot of the same issues Brandon had. He worked with a feeding clinic and an occupational therapist too. They will help him to improve his oral motor coordination and also with any sensory issues. Brandon and I have dealt with a lot of these same issues. Let us know how things go with the feeding therapy.
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