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.
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?
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?
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.
Read about gastrostomy tubes, before tube placement preparations, placement methods, aftercare and maintenance.
In this article you will learn more about Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and how it can be treated.
Find out about positive and negative effects that can result from tube feeding from the perspective of the child, parents and health care provider.
This article offers information and guidelines for parents on the placement of a temporary feeding tube.
Understand the typical feeding tube placement and maintenance, weaning options, and get informed about all possible aspects of this intervention.
Food aversion is considered a disease by the medical community. However, in some aspects, it can be considered a feature of an intelligent child.