well my daughter doesn't have DS, but she did sound a lot like him with his eating. I took her into the doctor to see why it took her an hour to finish 2 oz of milk and what they discovered was that the muscels in her thoart (sp?) were not strong enough to suck like a normal baby. we had to switch her to fast flowing nipples so she could eat better. we also had to switch her to preemie formula so she could gain the weight she had lost. it's not normal for them to take that long to eat so I would for sure talk to the doctor about this. my daughter almost had to be put in the hospital because she was failing to thrive.
at 11:31 PM on Jan. 1, 2009