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January 21st, 2008, 05:36 AM
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I saw mention of "oral defensiveness" in another post and I'm wondering if that's part of my DD's problem. She's 7 months old and we've been forcing the bottle on her so much as she keeps dropping in the growth curve (was born at 80% and is currently at 12%).
Please tell me more about it. What can be done about it? I saw some of you go for therapy for it? What kinds of things do they do? Anyone have any hints on how to help her like her bottle more?
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January 22nd, 2008, 10:19 AM
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Thanks so much for the detailed reply! I really, really appreciate it. From what you've said, my DD does not have OD. She's fine with having her face touched and loves her binkie and constantly chews on all types of toys. So far she likes 'solids' (mush!). It's just the bottle she seems to hate. And I think that's because we've been forcing her to eat at times as she'll only take an ounce or two and a normal baby her age would take 6-8 ounces at a time. So the ped is having us try giving more solids (with formula and corn oil added) and not forcing the bottle at all - if she only wants one ounce, let her only have one ounce. She said to make sure she gets at least 16 ounces a day, which is a lot lower than the normal 32 or so she should get. We go next week for a weight check to see how this goes. So far she is A LOT happier, but she only does about 18 ounces a day. Three big bowls of mush though. So we'll see. I'm not overly optimistic about this method, but we'll see.
We used to concentrate her formula to add extra calories, but her body figured it out and made her eat less and less. So I dunno. If this method we're trying now doesn't work we'll be going back to see her GI doc for more help.
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