Carrie, Mom of 22 month girl who will not eat or drink
(Folsom, Ca, U.S.)
My daughter has never willingly ate or drank on her own since she was 8 months old and we stopped breast feeding-loss of milk. I put formula-stage 2 in baby food and feed this to her in front of a DVD - this is the only way to get her to eat. She has been diagnosed with SID and we are working with a therapist, but I need more ideas for getting her to eat.
I am trying to have her mimic me when I put food on my finger and put it on my tongue, but I am worried about this continuing much longer. I have had luck with the straw sipees, she will drink some water out of these. Any ideas or food programs in Northern Ca anyone knows about? Any thoughts on any books to help? Two I have found that help are "Just take a bite", Lori Ernsperger and Tania Stegen-Hanson and "Raising a Sensory Smart Child", Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske.