Tuesday, August 3, 2010

FWL Episode 04 - Adventures in Feeding

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In this fourth episode, I talk about some difficulties we have had with feeding, and how we have started to develop a relationship with the bio mom. Blog post to come soon.


  1. Just listened to the podcast this morning & it sounds like you guys are doing a great job! Our current situation has a lot of similarities. I love the relationship you guys are forming with the birth mom & her husband. Is your wife ever going to make an appearance on the podcast?

    Our pediatrician (who we like but is a little "old-school") also recommended adding rice cereal to our babies formula when he was only 2 months old. I didn't feel right about it so I just changed his formula. He is five months now and 19 lbs! He was never "failure to thrive" since he has been large since birth but we did have some feeding issues with him early on.

    Thanks for the update!

  2. Thanks for the comment K. It's cool to read a bit about your little guy and how he's doing right now. I'm almost caught up to the most current Foster Parenting Podcast, but I still have a few to go. The pediatrician we don't like is very old school as well. I'm so glad we're taking him to a different one now. Right now we have another placement, a little 9 month old. It's going very well, he's very happy and easy. God is good. Oh yeah, and to your other question, my wife isn’t really into the whole podcasting thing, so I don’t think I’ll ever get her to come on the show. You’ll just have to keep hearing my gravely tired voice :) Hope all is well with you and D. Thanks again for the comment!

  3. Dan, great episode. I never knew all the stuff that goes into getting infants to eat.

    I also want to give props to your wife! She sounds amazing. It can be hard to navigate new relationships with bio-parents. Sounds like she gets an A+.

  4. Thank you so much for the comment! Acid reflux can make feeding a challenge, luckily (or unluckily) our son went through this with really bad reflux so we knew how to handle it; but a baby who throws up a lot with bad reflux can be a challenge. He's recently had his formula changed, and it's helped a lot.