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SLP Mommy of Apraxia: She's eating meat!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

She's eating meat!

Last night, my husband came home with chicken fingers for dinner.  Ashlynn kept asking for some, but I told her no because she has always refused to eat meat. I'm not sure if it was the texture, because as a baby she ate it when I puréed it with vegetables, and she would eat mushy chicken nuggets, but that's about it. I realize now, many of her picky eating habits were actually symptoms of oral apraxia.

Well anyway, I gave her a piece just to prove to her she really didn't want it, but instead she ate it and asked for more! Huh? This is the same girl who just a month ago raked out of her mouth a tiny piece of shredded chicken I tried to hide in her fettuccine Alfredo noodles! I thought it was a fluke, but then this morning she was eating her scrambled eggs when she started asking for some bacon. My husband gave her a piece, and though she initially acted like she wasn't going to eat it, she went on to eat more!
So, seemingly overnight my little vegetarian has decided she likes meat. Maybe she will start growing taller now with some protein in her!

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