My son, Bradley, had a lot of medical complications after his birth, including a stroke. After all the medical interventions to save his life, he developed a condition called oral aversion, which made it impossible for him to tolerate any touch or stimulation to his face or mouth. So, he could not eat, and he was fed through a feeding tube.
For months, he vomited so much. He was nauseated all day, every day. He wasn’t growing at all…not a single ounce of weight gain. I felt hopeless. I saw so many doctors and dietitians. We tried so many things. Nothing ever worked.
I began to do some research on my own, and I discovered that there was a small community of moms who were rejecting the more traditional tube feeding formulas and were instead feeding their children pureed real food right through their feeding tubes. The results from their stories were astonishing.
Somehow, in my heart, I just knew this was going to be our answer. And it was. I began to feed Bradley real food, and our lives were completely transformed. He stopped throwing up. The nausea disappeared. He began to laugh, smile, and play for the first time in his life. It was like a miracle.
A little while after that, I learned that Bradley, because of some surgeries he needed as a baby, had a disorder in his gut microbiome, and we had to do a special diet and treatment that really wiped out his gut microbiome. After that, he started to have terrible constipation and he also just wasn’t absorbing nutrition well at all.
And then, I looked more closely at a product called Nourish. I was really impressed with the ingredients. It was plant-based, organic, and had so much good stuff in it that I thought might help him. So, I tried it.
Very quickly, the constipation was gone. He had so much more energy. He began to gain weight and grow so much better. He grew stronger and, soon after, he began to walk for the first time at the age of 4, which was a huge milestone in his recovery from stroke. It was like experiencing a miracle for a second time.
Today, Bradley no longer has a feeding tube, but he still drinks Nourish every single day. He absolutely loves it, and, as a mom, I love seeing him enjoying food that nourishes his body so well and that supports his digestion. I’m so thankful for Nourish and the real food goodness that is in every pouch.
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