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.
We currently find ourselves in an extraordinary situation. To help to get through this complicated time, we would like to offer some tips for managing daily challenges that you may find yourself confronting. This includes how to master day to day life in a way that provides ongoing support to your child in continuing to improve their eating skills.
Your child is you tube fed and you are looking for a tube weaning program. Many different resources and approaches can be found in the internet and many information found can be confusing. We have collected some crucial advice and important criteria for parents, who seek help for their tube-fed child.
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.
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.
Today, survival is not uncommon for children under 500 grams and bordering the 23 and 24 weeks of gestation. What are the needs of premature children?
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.
Today, survival is not uncommon for children under 500 grams and nearing 23 or 24 weeks of gestation. What are the needs of premature children?
What is the difference between tube weaning and feeding therapy? Professor Scheer explains what distinguish NoTube from other concepts.
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.