A picture is worth a thousand….calories!?!? Well, not quite, but this is the face of a kid who had her first scrambled eggs yesterday and loved it! After the meal, I went to wipe her face and she grabbed the last piece of egg and crammed it into her mouth.
This reborn enthusiasm for food seems to grow out of the introduction of blenderized foods. Needless to say, we were thrilled about this CHOW recommendation, as was our Feeding Therapist.
We decided to introduce blenderized foods immediately, without the extra calories. We started with macaroni and cheese, blenderized with skim milk. The results were amazing! She loves it–every time she bites a noodle, we give her some mashed macaroni on a spoon. We have quickly seen an improvement in her solid food intake. When she’s willing to eat, she’ll take as much as two teaspoons. Okay, for most 14 month olds, this isn’t much. But for Charlotte it’s huge.
The scrambled eggs blenderized with skim milk and cheese sauce (a few extra calories). Charlotte ate about 1/3 of an egg and a teaspoon of the blenderized version, mostly feeding herself.
Unfortunately, Charlotte has been vomiting 2-3 times a day, up from our once a day average. The “urpcidents” are increasingly painful to her and horrible to witness. I’m not sure if it’s the heat, the teeth she’s cutting, her medicine dosing (she’s gained a lot of weight since her Pepcid was dosed), or the new feeding schedule. She sees her GI doc on Wednesday and we’ll discuss meds at that time.