My son is almost 11 months old. We have had some feeding issues (dysphagia/poor suck), and tone issues (low in abdomen, stiff in legs). He has also suffered from colic (hate that word)/reflux and screamed until about 17 weeks old. Not a great sleeper, etc, etc.
His GI doctor put him on goat milk about 3 months ago, and he has started accepting more solids. In the past month he gained a POUND! Which is incredibly awesome. He as also seemed to gain some strength lastely and has started rolling more freely and is pulling up. We were in relief and celebration mode when he started flapping his hands. He often shakes his head no (not in connection with the word). He also has just started grinding his teeth. When he tries to crawl, his right foot tries to plant on the floor as if to stand (definitely not ready to stand like this). He also stopped babbling at 10 weeks old and didn't start again (except whining/crying) until 32 weeks. He started aaaaa, then maaa. Lately he seems less likely to "talk." I feel like I'm just waiting for a big regression. We don't have a follow-up with developmental pediatrician for quite awhile (5 months I think). Should I move up the appointment? We are involved with our EI program, we also go to PT at the local hospital, and a chiropractor a few times a month. I've been reading about brain plasticicty(spelling?) and wondering if there is anything else I can do? I guess I've been focused on the feeding and movement issues. I'm not sure what to do to support him with any new ASD like sypmtoms???? Thanks.