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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Lol I love your optimism but she barely eats and is ridiculously fussy. I am struggling to get her to eat solids at all so the chance of her eating enough of something with enough vit c is slim. She's currently only reliably eating yoghurt, custard, rice cakes, omelette, grated cheese, and pear. Then some days she'll eat quiche, veggie patties, pikelets, sandwich, toast, veggie sticks, baked beans. I offer everything I eat as finger food, the only thing she has pureed is pear, and have offered every veg in every form and meat too. Shakes her head at me and clamps her mouth shut. It's a big challenge.
    I feel your pain, my DS hardly eats either...just getting them to eat is much easier said than done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    She is really struggling with eating so I think the vit c might be an issue. Don't want to give her juice though so I'm a bit stumped. Unfortunately yoghurt is one of the few things she eats 😁 I can't stop that but I'll give her the iron couple of hours before/after dairy.
    I know juice isn't overly healthily but it might help for a couple of weeks until her iron levels and hopefully appetite have improved in which case, fingers crossed, your DD will be eating fruit/veg and getting Vit C that way.

    My DD won't eat if she's tired so if I'm late getting her dinner I may as well not bother as she just throws it on the floor. It must be very frustrating having that be the norm for you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I know juice isn't overly healthily but it might help for a couple of weeks until her iron levels and hopefully appetite have improved in which case, fingers crossed, your DD will be eating fruit/veg and getting Vit C that way.

    My DD won't eat if she's tired so if I'm late getting her dinner I may as well not bother as she just throws it on the floor. It must be very frustrating having that be the norm for you guys.
    Yes it is frustrating I try not to let it get me down as I think it is just her and nothing I've done as I've always offered a good variety of homemade finger food and mashed fruit and veg from the get go. And when I say she eats some things I use the term 'eat' loosely. Sometimes it's just a tiny nibble and then she shakes her head saying no but I think as long as she's picking things up and trying a bit that's something.

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    So the paed sent me a message Friday night to say she is also vitamin d deficient and needs a daily vitamin d supplement for 6 months.
    So with losec, liquid iron, liquid vitamin d every day and the odd Panadol for teething I feel like all I am trying to do at the moment is shovel medicine into her 😔 unfortunately she is not good with medicine so it's difficult. Also doesn't help that they are all syrupy sweet so I am worried it's going to mess up her palate as she struggles enough with non-fruit stuff as it is.
    All I need now is for the iron and vit d to bring back her constipation and then have to add actilax back into the mix too 😁 please no.

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    OMG. That's a lot of meds.

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    Gogi berries are high in iron. You can buy them in Heath food shops. My kids both just eat them whole like sultanas but I think they taste pretty odd. Do you make bliss balls? Blitz the gogi up with almonds in a food processor till they're fine and then add dates. Roll in coconut. Anyother thing I do is put almonds, gogi and chia seeds in a food processor and blitz until fine. Then I sprinkle this nut mix over the kids yogurt, purée fruit, cereal or any other food. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    OMG. That's a lot of meds.
    I know. It's very stressful. Took 5 months for her to be able to take her losec or Panadol out of the syringe. I used to have to pop a feeding tube in the side of her mouth while breastfeeding to get her losec in every day or whenever she needed Panadol. We actually resorted to using suppositories at one stage as we couldn't get paracetamol in her at all. Actilax was a nightmare luckily she was only on it about a month last time. I have to dilute the iron into fruit purée to get it in her. I don't blame her it's gross 😁 nothing easy with this one 😔

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    Gogi berries are high in iron. You can buy them in Heath food shops. My kids both just eat them whole like sultanas but I think they taste pretty odd. Do you make bliss balls? Blitz the gogi up with almonds in a food processor till they're fine and then add dates. Roll in coconut. Anyother thing I do is put almonds, gogi and chia seeds in a food processor and blitz until fine. Then I sprinkle this nut mix over the kids yogurt, purée fruit, cereal or any other food. X
    Thanks. She hasn't tried nuts yet I've been a bit paranoid but will do it very soon. As her circulating and stored iron are both almost zero iron in diet isn't going to cut it sadly.

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    OP, Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think premature bubs often have a problem with iron deficiency and are sometimes put on an iron supplement or multivitamin from birth, so probably not to much of a surprise that she is iron deficient. I think iron deficiency also effects their appetite, so perhaps once you get the iron levels up she will be hungrier and you will have more success with the solids.
    Iron supplements do cause a bit of constipation, so be ready with those laxatives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBug'sMum View Post
    OP, Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think premature bubs often have a problem with iron deficiency and are sometimes put on an iron supplement or multivitamin from birth, so probably not to much of a surprise that she is iron deficient. I think iron deficiency also effects their appetite, so perhaps once you get the iron levels up she will be hungrier and you will have more success with the solids.
    Iron supplements do cause a bit of constipation, so be ready with those laxatives!
    Yep she was only a month early but probably behind the 8 ball from the start as I understand they get most of their iron store in that last month of pregnancy. She was also born via emergency c-section and unwell so no delayed cord clamping possible. She does seem to be hungrier already after almost a week on iron so fingers crossed!


 

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