NoTube’s “topic of the month”

NoTube’s “topic of the month”

Each month, we will be choosing new topic to explore on our homepage, through social media and in our newsletters. We also start offering Live-chats where it will be possible to ask questions on a range of topics and have our therapists answer.

NoTube’s year in numbers

NoTube’s year in numbers

NoTube’s year in numbers: exciting, busy and full of innovations! The following lines provide an overview about NoTube’s activities in 2016.

Hunger vs. starving during tube weaning

Hunger vs. starving during tube weaning

The most frequently discussed aspect of tube weaning is the reduction of tube feeding. Should the amount of nutrition be reduced and, if so, how much and how fast? Raging myths abound around hunger vs. starving during tube weaning. Here is some information from our experts perspective.

How tube weaning impacted my child’s development

How tube weaning impacted my child’s development

From a developmental perspective, eating is an integral part of sensory and motor development. Children that are tube fed and do not eat orally miss out on some opportunities to work on certain skills while eating, potentially delaying their motor, socio-emotional and language development.

Intrauterine growth retardation

Intrauterine growth retardation

Intrauterine growth retardation means that the child during pregnancy was not able to reach its genetic growth potential. If the IUGR child has had a tube placed it is important to know if catch-up growth is expected. NoTube children who are supplied with a feeding tube and are prescribed large quantities of food in order to catch-up.