Mitz and his parents are from the Netherlands. Due to his weight loss and bottle refusal that occurred a few months after his birth, Mitz’s parents started feeding him while he was asleep (dream feeding). He also suffered from reflux. Despite many efforts, he did not succeed in becoming an independent eater. The unusual feeding situation stressed his parents a lot, and when Mitz was of fifteen months old, his parents decided to participate in our Eating School. Within two weeks, Mitz learned to eat and drink independently and the dream feeding could be stopped entirely. Today, Mitz enjoys communal meals with his parents and other children and has increased his eating and drinking autonomy.
From the parents
Our son was a dreamfeeder and only drank his bottles of milk when he was asleep. He was a very bad sleeper, so it produced a lot of stress. We looked for help in the Netherlands, but we could not find anyone who could help us. During the program, our little one was doing great, exploring and trying new foods, and he tried to eat by himself. Though, only small amounts. As a result, it was very, very hard to stop all the dreamfeeds and trust him to take enough food and drinks to provide him with enough energy. The team was a great help, and they also coached us, maybe even more than our son. We learned to look at him differently: not counting calories and staring at his weight numbers, but rather looking at his well-being and how he felt. That was a very different mindset, which was not easy to do, but we are very, very happy that we did. Our son was exclusively eating and drinking awake since the 2nd day of the Eating School, and he (and we) are more happy and relaxed than before. Participating at the Eating School gave us our life back and we enjoy it a lot more. From the bottom of my heart, I am very grateful to the NoTube team and I would recommend NoTube to everyone.