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Although my little boy loved to put things into his mouth, he refused to eat food. Every toy, every piece of dirt, and every hair he picked up went straight into his mouth. But if I placed any type of food in front of him, he would look me in the eyes and throw it on the floor.

He didn’t finger it, play with it, or even look at it. He just picked it up and dropped it on the floor. I would watch other babies happily making a mess, playing with their food, and eating it. They would be gobbling down different textures easily and I would wonder to myself, how did their parents get them to do that? Continue Reading…

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From the beginning, our Little Bear needed a lot of tender loving care.   As a newborn, he had an upset tummy with frequent episodes of projectile vomiting (across the room), severe colic, gas pains, regular hiccups, stop-breathing episodes, and lots of choking, gagging, and coughing.

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Because he was so uncomfortable, he was unable to sleep for more than forty minutes at a time during the day or the night.  He was uncomfortable all the time and he cried constantly, unless my husband or I was pacing the floors with him. Continue Reading…