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{FB Chat} Overcoming Feeding Obstacles

We had a great chat on Wednesday, June 25th with Julie Wahrenberger, a speech language pathologist with Spring Branch Speech Therapy. Julie discussed how to overcome feeding obstacles with your NICU baby. So if you missed it, check it out below!

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Angie Bickford About Angie Bickford

Angela “Angie” Bickford (TX) is the mother of triplets born just shy of 28 weeks and weighing only 2lbs. 5oz. each. Sadly, baby A only lived for 49 days, but she and her husband make it their mission to celebrate his short life by helping others who have lost children. She spent 111 days total in the NICU, and between her three children, has experienced NEC, brain bleeds and hydrocephalus, reflux/GERD, sensory issues, daily therapies, and several trips back to the hospital. She is a speaker, published author, and blogger. On her personal blog, she talks about loss, faith and her obsession with cupcakes. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest or via email.


  1. My boy was born at 30 weeks due to HELP SYNDROM.His weight was 1.2kg.Now he is 11 months (correct 9 months) and his weight is 7kg.He is eating puree food different types of balance diet.His intake of milk is not much because he sleep on breast and he does not take bottle if the is milk but any fluids he can drink even in cups.He is standing and ready to walk but my worry is his weight.When i increase the quantity he vomits.How can i encourage him to drink more milk and how to increase in weight.Thank you

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