Apart from the life threatening risk right after birth, up to pulmonary hypertension which might be dangerous for a few more months, over the different breathing problems, the long-term difficulties of diaphragmatic hernia are often underestimated. Problems which are rarely taken into consideration are eating disorders, or even worse: tube dependency. How does this problem develop and how could it be avoided?
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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.
Everyday life with a tube fed child is never easy and the parent who decided to take full-time care of the child needs breaks sometimes. There are a few possibilities to break from the routine. It might be an advantage for the child as well as for the parents to meet other families.
This article is about the processes parents try to get their child to eat and why we want you to avoid them, and help you free your child from the feeding tube without using any methods involving force or persuasion.
An expert answers the most important questions about dental hygiene by tube fed children.
NoTube can create an environment in which children, who literally cannot eat to save their lives, will learn to do that in the next 14 days.
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.