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I'm waiting for the doctor to come back but just wanted a few opinions. My baby, early in life, suffered ftt. We took her from breast milk to isomil, she started gaining, got back on the chart, and she is almost at the 50% line. I was going to switch her to say milk when she turns 1, but doc said he thinks formula longer would be wiser as her weight gan has now pretty much haulted. She eats some baby food but not much, she spits out most of it. She eats cheerios often though, but does not have enough teeth for table food.
All of my children were on table food by a year. They had regualar similac and were on milk at a year.
She has been getting cereal in her milk sinse she was 3 months old, that stopped when she started eating solids. Now we are back to cereal bottles plus her food. Maybe I should put this on the ftt board too.
Any ideas? I mean seriously, I am open to anything.
I hope you get more replies but I think its a good idea. Or you can ask your doctor for a prescription for pediasure. We were using formula until Brandon was put on pediasure. How much is she eating during the day? I had the same problem with Brandon. My other two kids were on table food at about eight or nine months. Brandon has just now started eating table food at twenty months. I am not sure if you qualify for WIC or not but if you do you can keep getting formula or pediasure if your doctor writes you a prescription for it.
Yes, we started her in the wic program when she needed to go on formula. She really doesn't eat a whole lot other wise, a few bites of baby food and a few cheerios. He said we will talk about it at her next appointment. Most of her calories come from her formula and I would hate to take that away. He understands but we need to get her on a plan soon he said.
I think I would see if you could get a prescription for pediasure. That is what Brandon is taking and maybe you could get her evaluated by a feeding team. Perhaps there is something going on that you are not aware of. Brandon has problems with swallowing/chewing. He has low muscle tone so it was hard for him to chew textured foods. He wouldn't use his tongue to push the food to the side of his mouth. He would just push food out with his tongue like a newborn does.
Does she do better with purreed foods? Do you think its taste, texture or something else?
I took Brandon to a feeding clinic for a few months because of his problems. Brandon was in the hospital last October because of all his feeding problems. He went three days without eating anything and refusing his sippie cup too. It took us a while but he is finally starting to eat better. Not a lot but I am happy with his progress. The pediasure has been a lifesaver. Talk it over with your doctor.
I'm sorry I can't help but I thought I would tell you my duaghter is also still on formula. She's on the kind for 9-24 month olds. She eats but not a lot at a time (dr says she will be ready when she is ready) so she still gets about 4 bottles a day with food in between then. THe dr said she is a grazer. Eats a little bit all day long and then wants a bottle. He said we'd keep her on formula till 18 months and if she's not eating more then then she'll need to be evaluated
My son is two and still on formula! He was premature and has remained at the 5th percentile for weight and height since birth. I pumped for two months while he was in the hospital and had to throw almost all of it away (I thought I was going to die - I did cry!) because the doctor thought the cow's milk I drank may be aggravating his reflux. Also, he never latched on. Anyway...he was put on Isomil and is still on it. He is due for his two year check up next week and I'm hoping we can finally take him off of formula. He has just now started playing a little with table foods but doesn't eat much of anything. I think I'll ask about the Pediasure as well.
Sadie was put on pedisure for not eating because of her seizures. I know that WIC will pay for it as well because it is pretty pricey. It is worth a shot. Be sure to let us know how it goes. And Good Luck with the drs appointment.
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