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Old 09-24-08, 03:38 PM
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Unhappy Eating issues

Lukas had his appointment with the speech therapist yesterday afternoon, and she thinks he definitely has some problems that are causing him trouble with eating. She said he has a pool lip seal, which is why he loses milk around the edges of his mouth when he eats, and it also looks like he has poor sensitivity in his lips (since he drools much more than a typical baby and doesn't seem to realize that he is drooling). There may also be an issue with lateral movement of his tongue.

So I'm supposed to feed him as much as possible at a 45 degree angle with his back supported and his arms and legs centered rather than stretched out to the sides. Apparently, this position allows him to focus on eating and gives his body support to use his mouth and jaw muscles. Then we're supposed to go for one-on-one therapy once a week.

I'm a little discouraged. It's pretty hard to keep him in the position they're recommending, because he's such a squirmer. And Marek is constantly distracting him, so that's frustrating too. I'm hoping I can have some kind of success with this, but I feel like it's going to be a real challenge.
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Old 09-24-08, 03:42 PM
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Old 09-24-08, 03:52 PM
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Good luck!
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Old 09-24-08, 04:11 PM
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Goodluck with this.. let us know how he progresses, sorry you are having to deal with this!
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Old 09-24-08, 05:56 PM
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whew- that's a lot to handle...

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