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.

Malnutrition in children with feeding tubes

Malnutrition in children with feeding tubes

The hypothesis that sufficient enteral nutritional support automatically leads to optimal weight gain unfortunately does not prove true for all children.