Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Friday, July 29, 2011

"Sustenance"

A friend recently forwarded an article entitled Sustenance written by Kerry Cohen, in the July 29, 2011 edition of Literary Mama.  It is a beautiful, and painfully true, article about raising a child with a feeding disorder and who simply refuses to eat.  While the origins of feeding disorders vary, and can often be the result of basic mis-wiring of some unidentifiable neural connection, Ms. Cohen's description of life with a child who has little to no interest in food, the never ending and changing theories and treatments for the disorder presented to the parents and the deeply held hope that one day this will end and your child will eat macaroni and cheese, resonates with all parents who are facing this challenge.

Thank you Andrea for sharing this article.

1 comment:

Jo said...

The link didn't work for me, but I found the article and it is brilliant.

How extra-incredibly frustrating for the author that her kid WILL actually eat (ie: it's not a physical problem) - just everything he's not supposed to.

This article really is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.