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Daycare with a tube-fed child

Daycare with a tube-fed child

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.

What is failure to thrive (FTT) and why can it lead to tube feeding?

What is failure to thrive (FTT) and why can it lead to tube feeding?

Failure to thrive describes a child that fails to meet its growth expectations, and although often referred to as a diagnosis, it is only a descriptive term and word for defining the observed state. In a large number of children the cause of reduced food intake is food refusal due to behavioural or eating disorders, these are multifactorial in origin. It is important for medical professionals to identify these and try to treat them before considering tube feeding.