Tube Dependency Simplified In 5 Steps
The Feeding Tube, which is initially inserted as an intervention intended to temporarily help the child thrive under extreme conditions, Initially Helps.
However, over time, patients become dependent on the tube. Many who become dependent never learn to eat and show distinct food refusal. This leaves both child and its family with traumatizing challenges and a significant financial burden.
But Today there is an effective solution to this problem. Visit our website to learn about our tube weaning programs. Help your child to become tube-free and enjoy happy and healthy eating!
Side effects of tube feeding
Tube feeding is an essential, and life saving intervention. However side effects are commonly experienced by children. Whether you are deciding on treatment, or already live with a feeding tube, it is important to know about side effects and the chances of experiencing them. View this slideshow to see the results of a study of 268 children and the side effects they encountered.
If you have any questions about tube feeding, especially about weaning, the NoTube team is always happy to advise.
DC0-3R summary on early eating behavior disorders
Psychological and developmental disorders can be difficult to classify. There are two main systems in adults aimed at defining and categorizing these illnesses to improve diagnosis, treatment and communication for adult sufferers. (The DSM-IV and ICD-10 systems)
In 1994 the Graz pediatricians were involved in the development of the DC: 0-3R classification system. This system is designed to work alongside the adult systems but specifically for categorization of diagnosis in young children.
Our team were involved in the classification of infant feeding disorders, which have been divided into 6 main categories, further explained in this slideshow.
The use of tube feeding should be a last resort for children with these feeding disorders, as it does not treat the underlying condition and can exacerbate food aversion, leading to tube dependence.
The intensive support and therapy offered in NoTube’s tube weaning programs treat the underlying disorder, introduce the children to enjoyable eating experiences and help the entire family.
Graz model of tube weaning
This slideshow gives an explanation of the mechanisms involved in the Graz technique for tube weaning. Here you can learn about the negative experiences that tube fed children may associate with feeding due to past experiences and how we work to overcome these. We describe the settings and goals of our Play Picnics and how you can assist as a parent or caregiver.
If you are wondering what the best time is to start planning tube weaning, who can join your child during their treatment or what the outcomes of tube weaning are, you will find answers here.