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  #1  
August 4th, 2007, 06:57 AM
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Hey all,

Thanks for being here. It really helps to have mom's who understand to bounce ideas off on. I'm kind of in a quandary and was hoping that you might have some suggestions. My LO has been diagnosed with failure to thrive, however our family doctor is helping us manage it. We did seen an endo, he took one look at her lab work and said that there wasn't an endo problem here and sent us on our way. I believe that her biggest problem is that she had a horrible time with weaning and now has learned how to use food as her battleground. This is a common behavior for infants in my husbands family. It also doesn't help that I am very short.

Anyway, I found out that I am pregnant. While we were hoping to wait another year or so, especially since we wanted to have our LO in a better relationship with food and much farther away from weaning. I'm still happy and thrilled. I just don't know how to help my LO through this transition and not loose ground. She does not react to change and stress very well. Usually her eating suffers. We have a house guest for a week, and her consumption has dropped dramatically. She even likes this house guest, because the house guest plays with her. She is very smart, and I believe that she already knows that something is up. She's been poking my belly for weeks now. She started even before I really knew. I just keep seeing disaster when it comes to her eating. We can't afford to lose ground. Her height has been stunted a bit already and she has missed a few growth spurts. All of these growth spurts were missed, because of changes made in her life starting solids and mom taking her out of town on an airplane and weaning.

Thanks in advance.


Thanks in advance.
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August 4th, 2007, 07:17 AM
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I'm just over 20wks pregnant myself. I've noticed my son has been a bit clingy but I don't really think that it's changed the way he eats. We talk about the baby all the time and I taught him to say baby, brother, sister and if you ask him what a baby says he says "dada", it's cute. I've tried to keep him very involved in everything we do. If he sees an u/s pic he asks if it's his brother etc. I think it's important to keep them involved and explain to them (regardless how young/old they are) everything and make them feel a part of it. My son does great with company though, he loves having people over, so this might be an easier transition than it will be for you. You've got lots of time to work on things with your child. Congratulations, BTW. When are you due?

I still really, really recommend the Scandishakes. Brandon will have one on days that he doesn't seem to be eating well. At least I know I've got 600 calories in him that day.
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August 12th, 2007, 08:00 AM
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Thanks for the ideas. We are going to wait a few months before we officially tell my daughter. I want to make sure that everything goes ok. However, I'm pretty sure she knows already. According to online calculators, I'm due April 1st, but the doc doesn't want to commit to a date until we have a second ultrasound. The first one only showed the egg sac. It was done really early, so I'm not worried.


What are scandishakes? Where can I find them?

Thanks.
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August 12th, 2007, 08:26 AM
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How are you feeling by the way? I hope you are doing well. Thank you for your diligence and replies.
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August 14th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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I'm feeling great. The 1st tri morning sickness is well behind me. I hope you haven't gotten it!

You can find Scandishakes online, like here. They are expensive (that is the price for 1 box and it has 4 packettes in it, you mix one packette with 8oz whole milk) but they work. When mixed with 8oz whole milk you it makes 600 calories. Ask your doctor before trying though, they were suggested to us by our nutritionist. She said he could have one a day.

Hope this helps!
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