As some of you know I have been singing the praises of Pediasure. We had added that to Jedidiah's formula some 5 or 6 weeks ago. At the same time I also started using two supplements, Ambrotose and Jaro-dophilus (good bacteria). I just assumed his quick weight gain was due to the addition of the Pediasure as it has more calories per ounce than his formula. At the same time of these additions we had to cut back on the volume he was receiving ( a long story, but it has to do with his pump). So the other day I decided to figure out exactly how many more calories he was getting.......drum roll please.......the calories have been the SAME! Yes, the same, due to the cut back in volume. So here he has been gaining all this great weight, and it has nothing to do with additional calories. He is getting more calories, but not because we are giving him more. I believe that the good bacteria and Ambrotose are making his body work like it should and he is finally absorbing the food as he should, thus getting more calories. He is filling out great! It has been amazing to see. He was up to 19lb, 5.5oz the other day! Around here we celebrate gains in ounces :-) In just a couple of weeks he may be heavy enough to turn his car seat to the forward position! I have a feeling that our child who is such a creature of habit will have a hard time that it won't happen that way. Time will tell.
I am in the process of brewing a batch of homemade chicken broth. I have heard great things about real chicken broth, and at this point we are trying whatever natural means to help Jedidiah's body to function properly. My next venture will be to acquire some keifer grains to start making our own keifer. Keifer is likened to a drinkable yogurt. Yogurt has some 6 or 7 good bacterias in it, keifer has 30. I'm still trying to find a source though. You can buy it through the internet, but I prefer to get some from someone I "know". "Know" as in someone from one of the two message boards I frequent.
Gotta run, Jedidiah is in some serious need of copping some zzz's