We're not home. And we probably won't go home tomorrow either. We might actually be at the place we've dreaded since he had feeding issues in the NICU. That place is referred to as "oral aversion." Micah has no interest in a bottle. In fact, "no interest" is an understatement. He screams when he senses it's time to be fed. I won't bore you with all the details, but this is a really bad thing. The act of sucking builds muscles in a baby's jaw that form the foundation of speech development.
The upside to this new-found oral aversion is this: he possesses deductive reasoning capacity. That's great mental development. He realizes that suck+swallow=pain, so he just doesn't start the process so he doesn't experience the pain. Stay tuned for his next milestone: long division.
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