Re: down syndrome eating issue
Hi- I hope your baby is doing better since I just read your post and your baby is probably 18 months old now. My DS child, who is 2 years old, has severe sensory issues. He will eat only eat sweet potatoes and occasionally peas, everything pureed. With some children there are several issues involved- probably you as a mom together with a good team of doctors can figure out what all those issues may be. My son sees a gastroenterologist for his intestinal issues. Although your baby's doctor may not have experience with Down Syndrome, most know to refer you out to other doctors or specialists when they are in doubt. After a gastric emptying study, the GI doctor found out that my son was only emptying out 10% of his stomach, therefore causing him not to want to eat since he feels full. Currently he is taking a medicine for this. Also the dietitician changed him to soymilk and soy formula mixed to a higher calorie amount so he could keep growing while resolving his sensory issues.
I hope this helps and I hope all is well for you.