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Posted by Kitty on May 05, 2000 at 21:47:12:

In Reply to: Re: Extremely Slow Weight Gain in DS child posted by Vicky on April 22, 2000 at 10:19:08:

: Marlie,

: My daughter has been on MSB Plus since she was six month old. Prior to taking this supplement,
: she was small and fell below normal, of course,
: on the growth chart. Four months after beginning
: MSB, her growth was obvious. She went from being
: way below normal on her chart to in the 50th percentile on weight and height.(This is on a normal growth chart, not a DS chart.) She is now
: five and is in the 15th percentile on height, and
: the 50th percentile on weight. Yes, a little short, but in addition to having DS, her father and I are both short also. Of course, Targeted
: Nutritional Therapy is controversial since it's
: opponents say that the research has not been done
: to confirm it's effectiveness. However, MY research based on observation of my own child
: has proven to me that the MSB has made a difference in her life. In addition to her wonderful growth, she has had fewer illnesses than
: my "normal" oldest child when he was her age. She
: can also, at the age of five, say her abcs(and
: identify the letters), count to 10, and knows her
: colors and shapes. Pretty typical of a five year
: old wouldn't you say? Of course, she does have
: delays in overall expressive language delay, but
: does communicate very effectively using on average
: three word sentences. As my pediatrician said,
: "Well, we will never know if the supplement has
: been a big factor, or if Kimberlee was going to
: be a high functioning child with DS, but let's
: not take any chances. We won't change a thing that
: we're doing for her now. Whatever we're doing seems to be working." Well, I hope this information is helpful to you and your child. Good Luck and may God richly bless you and yours.

: Vicky

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