My son is almost 2 ½, and he does not speak. He can repeat some words when prompted, which is awesome, but he does not initiate speech and is not consistent with his skills. I have been slowly trying to learn more about biomedical treatments. There are so many different types of sensational kids, and each responds differently to each treatment. I figured if something will not hurt to try, it is worth the effort. Back in October, you may remember that my son started the GFCF diet (gluten free and casein aka dairy free). Within weeks, his eye contact and engagement improved, his verbal ability approved, and he began to sleep through the night for the first time ever. That was life changing for this exhausted mommy, and I was ecstatic that Bud seemed happier himself.
Since we had such success there, we started to add a few supplements. Most recently, I added Cod Liver Oil. It smells yucky. I always try everything I give my kids, and I tried this as well. Yuck! But I just shoot it in quick with a syringe and have a little ready to get the taste out of his mouth, and he is already used to it. Such a trooper! Perhaps he just enjoys the extra burping…he is such a boy. I, on the other hand, almost threw up when I tried it, lol. I am such a wimp. I could never win on Survivor (remember back in the early seasons when they had to eat crazy stuff?). Oil in a pill for me, please.
Within a few days, Bud said Mommy for the first time. I cannot tell you how my heart soared at that, the sweetest sound in the world. I had no idea if he associated the word with me or if it would last, but I didn’t care. My boy said Mommy! Not mama or mumbling, not with prompting, but on his own, Mommy! When I was sick, hubby took Bud to play and as he took Bud from my arms, Bud reached for me and cried out Mommy Mommy Mommy. Broke my heart to pieces, but it was still spectacular to hear him call out Mommy! …continue reading