Though children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are unable to understand feelings it is still possible to help them learn to eat and try something new.
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In our Learn to Eat program we work on the problems in preparing food, mealtime situations, and find mutual solution.
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.
For the healthy sibling it is an especially difficult situation when the tube fed child comes home from hospital and the parents are responsible for additional care duties.
The present text does not constitute a manual for tube weaning at home, but is designed to give an overview of the phenomenon of tube weaning from the perspective of a doctor.
Parents have been „brainwashed“ by their upbringing, their own values and their social circles that „healthy nutrition” is important for their baby or toddler.
A comprehensive study shows that 90.5% of telemedically supported patients successfully transition from enteral to oral food intake.
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.
Families from 9 countries participated in NoTube’s Eating school. We are happy that all children made considerable progress in learning to eat.