I should mention. ..I wasn't sure if you'd seen any posts from me before. .. That she does have a syndrome that causes poor eating or often complete food refusal (amongst other things).
It's always been touch and go with eating and DD. Every single meal time is a struggle. For the first 12 months I struggled to get her to drink her EBM and then struggled with solids.
We had lots of medical intervention plus therapy stuff. I honestly do not know how she has energy and survives. Her liquid and food intake is so poor. After 12 months I started her on pediasure which she mostly drinks and I believe has made her thrive.
She's still not great with water.
I used to just leave sippy cups everywhere so she could have access to as much water as she wanted. I also let her play with trays and buckets of water.
That really helped too.
Oh... plus I just eventually surrendered to it you know? She kept growing... wasn't dehydrated and the Dr's were happy so I just learned to accept that some days she'd drink hardly anything and that it was okay. I was doing my best.
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24-03-2015 06:23 #11
27-03-2015 20:29 #12Junior Member
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Sorry, I wrote a reply earlier but wasn't able to submit it due to an issue with my computer.
I read your daughter's birth story and am glad that she is well and that you think she is thriving now.
Thankfully my daughter eats, just doesn't drink much.
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04-07-2015 10:27 #13Junior Member
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Just updating for the benefit of any one else who ends up experiencing the same things that I did.
My toddler has started to drink small amounts of warm milk now at 15 months of age. She got sick (HFMD), weaned completely from BF and will now drink little bits from a free-flowing sippy cup. We also tried thickening her milk and whilst she doesn't drink thinkened milk she may need other fluids thickened.
04-07-2015 11:15 #14
How stressful! I'm worried that DD will end up like this. I struggle to get milk into her. She's 9.5months. Yesterday I got two bottles into her. 100mls at 3.30am and 140mls at 5.30pm.
04-07-2015 11:21 #15
My ds1 used to drink hardly anything and we resorted to cordial just to get about 50mls a day in. Now for some reason he's started drinking like a fish and will happily drink about 200mls per day of either dilute fresh juice or cordial. Hopefully with time we can transition onto just water but it just shows that for no reason sometimes they just decide they do like drinking! So much so that if we don't change his nappy within a couple of hours we have leakage as he wees so much now!!
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04-07-2015 11:56 #16
I havent read any other replies but this does not sound unusual or concerning to me at all. I would only offer water and milk (no other drinks) and just continue to offer it regularly. I would also drink lots of water in front of your bub and offer a sip from your glass each time you do. I would not fuss about it as this could confuse bub. I would trust my bub to self regulate. If bub is not drinking then I would feel confident that she doesn't need it. She physically can drink and knows how to. She is not constipated. If you are still worried then just feed plenty of moist foods.... Watermelon, yogurt, soup.
Good luck. Xxx
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