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8 reasons parents continue to tube feed their children

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Dear friends, 

We have been making use of our time recently to reevaluate our tube weaning success rates.

Maintaining dependable scientific data to support our approach is, and was always, of utmost importance to us. From the beginning, we have collaborated with various institutions to carry out research to document, validate, and serve as a foundation for continued improvement of our work. We are excited to share the most current research results with you! 

Results from Netcoaching

Between the year 2009 and April 2020 a total of 675 children began the Netcoaching tube-weaning program with us, and 618 of those children completed it. From these 618 children, 601 (97.2%) were fully weaned, sustaining themselves fully orally for at least 35 days after the last tube feeding.

Outcomes NC E

By the end of treatment, another 16 patients (2.6%) remained partially tube-fed, eating orally but receiving supplemental nutrition via tube-feeds. There was only one case (0.2%) in which tube-weaning was unsuccessful and the child was not able to transition to oral nutrition due to ongoing medical issues.

Results from the Eating School

Similarly good results were shown for our young participants in the Eating School with telemedical aftercare. From 348 patients, 303 completed the treatment. Of these 303 children, 287 (94.7%) were sustaining themselves through exclusively oral intake for at least 35 days from the last tube feeding during the telemedical aftercare and, therefore, considered successfully weaned from their feeding tube.

Outcome ES E

Another 15 children (5%) required only partial tube feeds in addition to oral nutrition by the end of the program. As in the case of the Netcoaching program, there was only 1 child (0.3%) in the Eating School who was unable to be successfully weaned.

We are enthusiastic about the future and look forward to helping more young patients explore the world of oral nutrition with all of its joys and flavors!

Your NoTube Team

Sabine Marinschek