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Scaredmom2019
Hello all

About 3 months into refeeding. Think D is really starting to worry about her weight as I feel more resistance to food. Sometimes she doesnt feel well - stomach hurts, period, etc. I almost believe her because she will say she's full after a few bites of snack and actually be burping.
So tonight she had a 150cal yogurt for PM snack but I wanted more. She asked for ramen which I made and then she couldnt eat it..." too full".
So I offered to provide something else. She opted for a full drink of Ensure (350 cal). I agreed and she drank it.
But I don't really like this idea. Any thoughts? I mean we are so early in recovery process that I'm just glad she is getting the calories in.....but if I wasnt insisting on food all the time I don't think she'd eat more than one meal day and it scares me.
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Torie
I wonder if you have tried having her take a few spoonfuls of the ramen (or whatever) ... and then 5 or 10 minutes later, another few spoonfuls ... and then 5 or 10 minutes after that ... xx

-Torie
"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
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ValentinaGermania
I mean we are so early in recovery process that I'm just glad she is getting the calories in.....but if I wasnt insisting on food all the time I don't think she'd eat more than one meal day and it scares me.


At the start it is not important how the food goes in and what food, only that she gains. If you insist on having normal food first and add the ensure only when needed (and not every meal) that is no problem. Some kids here were refed completely on ensure. But try to make her have a few tablespoons of the normal food first, as Torie suggested. It is important that she does not forget how normal food tastes.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Barberton
If it makes you feel any better, we relied on a supplement drink for nearly 2 years starting at 4 per day and going down to 2 a day because it was the easiest way to get the kilojoules in the smallest volume. We are 'off' them now, but they were what helped us get to where we are. Yes, food is best, but supplement drinks are a good support.
D fell down the rabbit hole of AN at age 11 after difficulty swallowing followed by rapid weight loss. Progressing well through recovery, but still climbing our way out of the hole.
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Torie
How is it going, Scaredmom 2019? xx

-Torie
"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
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