We were blessed that Noah was able to breast feed since day one! However, because of the physical characteristics of Down syndrome, Noah had a difficult time drinking from a bottle. He would loose suction causing milk to spill from his mouth, as well as become extremely congested. Of course, since we are new parents, and because of all the surprises Noah had for us when he came into the world – this freaked us out! (Even though my wife is a pediatrician!) We had a sallow study preformed and begin seeing the great folks at Our Children’s House Baylor, in Dallas, to begin Speech (Feeding) therapy. We took Noah once a week to speech therapy, and preformed a series of exercises known as Beckman drills on him. At this time of this video Noah was doing a million times better then the scary afternoon when we brought him because he wasn’t eating well.
You can imagine our surprise when Noah’s speech therapist said he would start feeding him cereal! This video shows the very first time that my wife and I feed him from a spoon! What an incredible day it was for us…!
….not to mention Noah handled that spoon like a champ!