Tuesday, January 12, 2016

#Fisherhatesfood part II

When we left off last, Fisher just started taking a bottle. You can catch up on the previous #fisherhatesfood post here.

We celebrated his 1 year birthday in August. This is how he felt about his cupcake:



Around this time, we used our entire stash of breast milk. We introduced whole milk and he started breaking out in a rash. He was literally surviving on milk since he wouldn't eat any other food.



Oh boy. Now we took a complicated situation and made it worse. No dairy! We started him on soymilk and he seemed to be okay with it. We are really hopeful that he grows out of the dairy allergy soon. 



He also had the same reaction to eggs. Poor baby. 

He will not let you spoon feed him anything. I am not kidding when I say he will not let you. I have held him down and forced food into his mouth. He screams, cries and spits it right back out. 

He likes to feed himself finger foods. He attempts to use a spoon himself or just dips his fingers into his food.  He will eat things for a few weeks and then refuse to touch it after that, like chicken. Sometimes he will eat things one time and never attempt again. 

Okay on to the positives!




Currently here is what Fisher will eat/drink:
soymilk
breakfast sausage
graham crackers
cheerios
crackers
waffles
bread
english muffins
peanut butter
apples 
grapes 
tortillas
carrots


When I look at the above list it makes me happy. I know it's not a lot of foods and the nutritional content of them isn't the best, BUT it is food. He is eating food! All of these foods are new things he has picked up in the last 6 months. We have also seen a significant improvement over the last 3 months. 




We have seen 2 different pediatricians this last year. Our first doctor threw around the idea of seeing a feeding specialist around the time we were moving. We decided to wait and see a new doctor in Abilene to get a second opinion. We ended up seeing a pediatrician who specializes in childhood nutrition and development. She did not advise us to see a feeding specialist. She think he is stubborn (which he is) and that he will grow out of it. He has also been consistently small since birth so she wasn't concerned about his size. 

Because of insurance we having to switch pediatricians again! So we will be getting another opinion next month. Until then we are just concentrating on getting him as many calories as we can each day. We are also continually introducing him to new foods in an attempt to expand his diet. 

Some days we fight with him and try to force him to eat new things. Other days I just want him to eat anything. It's an ongoing battle. We spend a lot of time praying that this is just a stage and that he will grow out of it completely. My prayer is that one day he wakes up with a love for food. Stay tuned for more!! And thanks for coming along this journey with me!

 I'm going to leave you with his big smile!




7 comments:

  1. Oh Megan! I'll be praying for you guys!! In some of those pictures I don't think he looks a thing like Baker but then the next picture-I'd think he looked just like him. They're definitely starting to look more alike, right?

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    1. Thanks girl!! And yes sometime i see it and sometime it's not as prevelant. They resemble each other and the Muscatell side of the family. I have strong genes! Ha!

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  2. I love how you focus on the positives! Listen, there are many positives here! You're doing a great job mama!

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    1. Thanks!! He has had a whole lot of positives lately which is good for my mama heart!

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  3. Did you go cold turkey on the breast milk? I'm having such a hard time getting my son off formula. He also has a milk protein allergy and doesn't like any of the milk alternatives I've offered him. I'm scared to go cold turkey!

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    1. Hey Chaile- I sent you an email! Let me know if you don't get it! The short answer is we did 1/2 breastmilk and 1/2 soymilk for a few weeks and slowly upped it till it was all soymilk. Good luck mama! I feel your pain!

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  4. The list of foods that he will eat isn't too far off from your regular stubborn toddler who chooses to live off of carbs and cheese, SO YAY! He just got there the long way. I predict that he will become a chef one day and this blog post will end up in People magazine ;)

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