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Second opinion gives Tim a second chance for motility health

Baby Newborn and NurseTim’s first few weeks of life were hard, on both him and his parents.

Born with various medical concerns, including a lack of the sucking and swallowing reflex—the instinctual way babies know how to suck and swallow milk—he had a hard time getting all the nutrients he needed. To help him thrive he was fitted with a gastric feeding tube (G-tube) that delivered formula directly to his stomach. But even with his tube, Tim still had problems with severe reflux. It puzzled his local doctors and pained his parents who were at a loss as to how they could comfort their son.

“It’s heartbreaking to have a child in pain and not be able to do anything,” says Tim’s mother Stephanie. “You feel so powerless.”

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