I said I wouldn't ever post another feeding post again because it seems every time I do, the feedings go down hill. However, I'm just certain they wont this time. Fingers crossed knock on wood.
Alex is eating about 2 oz of food by mouth three times a day, and getting 200cc's of peptamin junior through the tube 3 times a day, we give him the peptamin at the same time as the spoon feeding so it isn't prolonged, and he associates his full tummy with the highchair, and spoon feedings. Since I bolus the peptamin he gets about 55cc's as quick as gravity will take it down, then we wait 10 minutes, then he gets 45cc's, then we wait 15, then he gets 45cc's and we wait 20 minutes, and then we dump whatever is left, and the feed is over. It takes about 45 minutes. This may seem like a long time to you, but for us, it is the fastest we have fed Alex in over a year. Soon after we came home from the hospital we had to make his feeds take a little over an hour or he would promptly throw them up, causing me to say a few choice words that my other children never heard, and Alex to not get his feed. After we lengthened his feed the throwing up stopped, of course though being an RTS boy, he had to leave his mark here and there every once and a while in the form of throw up, but it wasn't enough to make me say those few choice words as much.....Ahem....SO, my point is we are going down on the time, 45 minutes is heaven for us, more play time for Alex, and throw up seems to be a thing of the past, unless the tummy bug is in our house. I could be wrong but taking over an hour to feed your child only to have it thrown right back up might be one of the most frustrating things associated with and RTS child while they are babies. So three cheers for Alex, no, make it 10! 45 minute feeds Woo Hooo!!!!!!!
The things we need to work on: Alex does not self feed, does not want to self feed, in fact if I manage to get him to hold onto something to eat, he throws it down much like the cards in the video.......We also need to work on drinking, some days he seems to be interested but still doesn't take any significant amount, and other days he wont have it at all......And finally we need to work on chunks, some things he does good with like anything that dissolves fast, but gags on things that don't. We have lots to work on, but we have made it sooo far.
Again....10 cheers for Alex!
Man, I love that boy!