Weaning with NoTube – Our Success Rate

Weaning with NoTube – Our Success Rate

We have been making use of our time recently to reevaluate our tube weaning success rates. 97.2% of Netcoaching participants and 94.7% of Eating School participants were fully weaned and able to sustain themselves orally at the end of the program.

The weight war – battling with numbers

The weight war – battling with numbers

By children who were born with an illness or abnormality and/or who exhibit an eating problem or who are fed with a feeding tube, every day is defined by numbers – the child’s weight is measured several times a week, the calorie count of the enteral nutrition is calculated, the quantity of each meal is measured out.

Psychological tube dependency – what is it?

Psychological tube dependency – what is it?

Tube dependency occurs in children who received a temporary feeding tube but stay tube fed after stabilization of the underlying medical condition because they cannot transition (back) to oral feeding.

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.

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.