Apart from the life threatening risk right after birth, up to pulmonary hypertension which might be dangerous for a few more months, over the different breathing problems, the long-term difficulties of diaphragmatic hernia are often underestimated. Problems which are rarely taken into consideration are eating disorders, or even worse: tube dependency. How does this problem develop and how could it be avoided?
Child with Diaphragmatic hernia experiences massive oral trauma. Tube dependency is one of the problems raised as a consequence. Fortunately it is curable.
Every newborn with diaphragmatic hernia needs artificial nutrition via a tube. Luckily your child can overcome tube dependency and the fear of eating.