This week has been SO much better! Although I won’t be completely sane until the G-Tube is gone, only feeding for 15 minutes at a time has been a big improvement. I find myself feeding her more often because I know it’s not going to take up a whole hour of my day. It’s been like night and day from last weeks frustrations!
Keeping track of what she’s eating has also been eye-opening. She can put down a whole jar of baby food in one 15 minute session, depending on what it is of course. I have also been writing down her calorie intake and proven to myself that she is taking about half of her nutrition orally. So, I will continue to ignore GI and reduce the amount of formula she is getting.
So we moved on to the bottle. I didn’t offer a bottle to her all week so she had a nice break. Apparently she liked it because she did awesome! She started taking 2-3 consecutive swallows before breaking suction to regain composure. She never does that. She did so well that
gave her more and she took 2 ounces in just 15 minutes. Frances
I don’t know what has changed but she is doing so much better. I’m trying not to get my hopes up. :)