Peter Scheer studied medicine and philosophy at the University of Vienna. He completed his pediatric training at various hospitals in Vienna. He was the head of the Psychosomatic Division at the University Clinic for Children and Adolescents in Graz, Austria but is now retired. Together with Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer he developed the “Graz tube weaning model” over the course of 20 years. Peter Scheer is head of the research team, a trained psychotherapist (Adlerian), teaching analyst with the Austrian Medical Association, corresponding member to the American Academy for Child and Adolescence Psychiatry, elected member to the Royal Society of Medicine and former member of the executive council of the Austrian Pediatric Society. He co-founded the German Association for Infant Mental Health (GAIMH), member of WAIMH, AACAP and was awarded the Great Medal of Honour by the Governor of Styria and the Austrian Honorary Cross for Science and Arts by the Austrian President. He is guestprofessor for change management at the Vienna business school and responsible for the post graduate program there. At NoTube, Peter Scheer is the co-head of medical coaching and consulting together with Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer, personally taking care of our young patients.
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Today, survival is not uncommon for children under 500 grams and nearing 23 or 24 weeks of gestation. What are the needs of premature children?
What is the difference between tube weaning and feeding therapy? Professor Scheer explains what distinguish NoTube from other concepts.
Intrauterine growth retardation means that the child during pregnancy was not able to reach its genetic growth potential. If the IUGR child has had a tube placed it is important to know if catch-up growth is expected. NoTube children who are supplied with a feeding tube and are prescribed large quantities of food in order to catch-up.
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.
Children with Down Syndrome tend to develop habits so they get used to the tube easy and quick. A date for the removal of the tube should be appointed.
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.
In our Learn to Eat program we work on the problems in preparing food, mealtime situations, and find mutual solution.
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.