In the past couple months we have noticed less resistance to tasting foods and sometimes some good interest in the foods tasted. Hopefully, his new openness is coming at a time when we can take advantage of it.
|Tasting Easter candy, not a big fan actually.|
We are now putting him in the highchair twice a day for meals. Then I subtract what he eats by mouth from his g-tube feeding. I have also been spacing out the feedings to allow him to feel very hungry. He is still getting the same calories, it's just a longer, more drawn out process. I'm basically feeding him double, twice a day (4 g-tube feeds, 2 high chair feeds, plus snacks and sippy cup). Let me tell you, I spend a lot of time getting food ready and cleaning it up. But it will be worth it if we can get him to eat by mouth!
We just faxed in the paperwork so hopefully we will have an appointment at the Children's Institute soon! Click here for more information about the Functional Feeding Team and how they can help.
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