The nutritionist visit was, eh. She had some good ideas. And some advice that kind of left me wondering what kind of mother she thought I was...
*Lay off the milk until his intestines heal, because they are damaged and cannot digest lactose right now even if he isn't "officially" lactose intolerant.
*Feed him many small meals throughout the day so that the excess acid doesn't build up.
*Order freeze dried fruits and veggies from this site: www.justtomatoes.com
*Give him a dose of liquid toddler vitamin daily (try Schiff's)
*The acid reflux not only makes him hurt, it also makes him nauseous, so go figure he doesn't want to eat anything savory.
*Lots of yogurt. More points if we get the ones with probiotics in them.
Weird Things She Said:
*When asked if I should be avoiding any foods, the first thing she said was to not give him caffeine. So, I guess the Starbucks every morning is a big no.
*The second food she told me to avoid was "anything spicey, for example, don't give him jalepenos." Damn! That was the only veggie he was eating!!
*Tell him that if he eats foods that he doesn't like very much first, then he can have more foods that he does like. Seriously. The whole "you can have a cookie if you finish your dinner" hardly works on Ian. I don't think she understands the point that we are at with Chase is if he doesn't want it, he throws it on the floor. There is no reasoning as of yet. Or on any close horizon.
*Have you tried pureeing his foods? Mashing them? Mashed potatoes? Baby foods? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. We have tried everything. That's why we called you.
So, yeah. Some newer things to try and think about. I'm just crossing my fingers that the Prevacid is going to be the answer. How nice would that be?