Our Teddy Bear's Journey

Theodore was born with renal failure. This is his story.


on March 5, 2012

hospital bottle

Got curious today. Two different people have asked me in the past 24 hours if Teddy is a “good eater.”

According to Kellymom.com, the average baby 1-6 months eats approx 570-900 ml per day.

Teddy currently takes in 105 ml in each of 3 day parts, then 250 overnight. 565 ml total. And that’s an increase as of mid-week last week, he was at 95/95/95/200.

The most he has ever taken in by mouth was two days about 3 weeks ago, when he ate 80 ml in each of the three day parts, and about 20 overnight. 260 ml. That’s his record.

So I can quantitatively say that no, he is not a “good eater.”

Subjectively, I can also tell you that he gags on his bottle consistently, nurses for a max of 3 minutes at a time, and generally is losing interest in food at a steady rate.


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