Kate - posted on 10/02/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )
The child was born with a craniofacial syndrome that prevented their mouth from closing, so they couldn't eat. They had to use a g-tube for feeding. The child had surgery and is now and although can't eat solids, is totally capable of eating purees. The mom takes them to a local feeding clinic. The child is sometimes uncooperative. The mom is told to hold the spoon to the child's mouth until they opened it. To hold the hands gently down and to hold the head still if the child turned away from the spoon. To not say a word or show any emotion until they take a bite. The child can't get down from the high chair or play with anything until they take a bite. The child is 4 years old.