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giving a 3 month old salt...sorry my phone doesnt let me type in the question box.lol my daughter is supposed to have 1/8tsp of salt everyday but scre
Aug 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM

 


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hey we get anais's salt in a liquid called sodium chloride and she has it in her bottle
Sep 13, 2010 at 8:12 AM
I would definately try the chicken broth. A spoonful at a time to make sure there are no problems. But I don't think it would be bad at all. CF babies don't follow the same rules as other babies when it comes to eating. I mean, we were spoon feeding my daughter her enzymes with applesauce at eleven days old! People looked at me like I was crazy when I was buying baby food for such a young baby. You do what you need to do for her and it's not always exactly by the book. My favorite trick... Marley was in the hospital at six months for not gaining weight. I was breastfeeding only. She refused a bottle and any babyfood (probably because she'd been forced the applesauce her whole life. Anyway, I was totally stressing because we were out of options. Only nursing and refusing a bottle we had absolutely no way to get other calories down her. We tried every baby food, nipples, bottles, everything. After I had convinced them to give me one more day before we turned to a feeding tube I had an idea. I handed her a chip to suck on. And she did. After a few pieces I started putting a little baby food on it. Chips became our new spoon and the weight began piling on. The doctors didn't all love it but I did! Because it worked for her and didn't hurt her one bit. Anyway, totally off track but my point is, you do what you can for her and remember that the doctors don't always know our babies like we do. She was supposed to get that much salt but we thought it was way too much for such a little one and we gave some but didn't stress over the amount. If it was hotter we made a point of getting more down. She's now getting 1/4 tsp a day but I still just sprinkle a good bit into each Pediasure and never measure. Just what seems like the right amount. Be sure to offer a lot of variety...different pacifiers, spoons, babyfood with enzymes, etc. Breastfeeding is the best but it really bit me in the butt when she refused everything else. Don't make the same mistake I did!! You'll get the hang of it!!
Aug 16, 2010 at 10:04 PM
You can try sprinkling salt directly on your nipple before breastfeeding her. It may take a few times before she's used to it, but I think that maybe getting it directly from you will make her more inclined to suck through the salty taste. Nothing is as good as mama!
Aug 14, 2010 at 6:35 PM
Can't help you right now but I started the salt with the veggies at 5 and a half months and he doesn't seem to mind...I guess they know the taste of their milk so they know something is different...Hopefully it will be easier when you start feeding her solid food...
Aug 14, 2010 at 2:55 PM
I mixed it with almost six oz! And I don't know if I can give her chicken broth at 3 months.first time mama so this is all new to me.:) thanks for the advice though!
Aug 14, 2010 at 2:50 PM
Instead of just pure salt, have you tried sodium-rich foods like chicken broth or vegetable juice? I don't know if that would help, but just a thought. She could get her salt through those instead of just straight table salt
Aug 14, 2010 at 1:43 PM
How much milk are you mixing the salt in? We used to put it in 1 oz and he didn't like the taste of it, so we put it in 2 oz. Now that he's almost 7 months old, we put it in his last bottle of the day (6 oz.)
Aug 14, 2010 at 1:36 PM
That's why I sprinkle a little bit over her applesauce and she doesn't seem to mind but she's def not getting the amount the nutricianist said. :(
Aug 14, 2010 at 1:14 PM
Sorry it cut off.I'm breastfeeding and if I pump and give her a bottle with the salt in it she screams and refuses to drink.I sprinkle it over her applesauce but its too much salt even spread over her six feedings.so she ends up getting 1/8tsp over like 3 days.any suggestions on how to get her more salt?
Aug 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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