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.
An expert answers the most important questions about dental hygiene by tube fed children.
History, advantages and disadvantages of blended food and tube formula.
From the many reasons to hate the feeding tube. And how it is still possible to come to terms with it.
This post is the second of a 4 post series in which I share what I learnt from consuming all my nutrition by feeding tube for a week in order to better understand what families of tube-fed children have to go through.
The hypothesis that sufficient enteral nutritional support automatically leads to optimal weight gain unfortunately does not prove true for all children.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be tube fed? Samuel Scheer, our CEO, asked himself exactly this question and decided to have a nasogastric tube inserted for seven days.
Over the days, weeks, months and years of having a tube-fed child, Jenni has learnt a lot and and in this article she is sharing her own life experience.