Born to Eat By Heidi Liefer Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC Clinical Coordinator Tube-Weaning Program firstname.lastname@example.org In our tube-weaning program, one of our primary goals is to facilitate self-regulation, so that independent eating will allow the child to eat enough to discontinue using the feeding tube as soon as it is no longer medically necessary. We rely on the Keep Reading >>
Ideas for transitioning off of a feeding tube
Ideas for transitioning off of a feeding tube From Dr. John Baker, Pediatric GI I recently received an email from the mother of a child who was fed via NG tube and refusing to orally feed. Her doctor was recommending a G-tube but she was interested in getting a second opinion and avoiding surgery. I was able to put her in touch with an SLP, Jenny Hyatt McGlothlin, author of Helping Your Keep Reading >>
Pediatric Gastrostomy Tube Changes
Written by Lynne D. Farber CPNP, AC-PC I am a pediatric surgery NP with 30+ years of experience. My hope is that this article will precipitate dialogue regarding gastrostomy issues. The gastrostomy tube placement is my favorite surgery (odd comment, right?) as it allows kids to reach their greatest potential. Please send your questions and thoughts. Pediatric Gastrostomy Tube Keep Reading >>
Do children stop eating orally after a G-tube is placed?
Feeding tubes are recommended for a variety of reasons. The most common being for a child who has a history of poor weight gain and growth or has a medical condition making the transition to oral feeding slow or difficult. Parents have many concerns and fears about placing a feeding tube that often include, “Will my child stop eating by mouth?”, “Can my child still eat by mouth?”, or “How long Keep Reading >>
Nourish is here!
This is the press release from Functional Formularies. Nutritional Medicinals, LLC Announces Organic Pediatric Whole Foods Feeding Tube Formula And Complete Meal Replacement With Nourish™ Product Makers of Functional Formularies brand say Nourish is first of its kind for kids (CENTERVILLE, OH) [April 20, 2016] – Shelby Huerta cried all the time. The food through Keep Reading >>
Liquid Hope from functional formularies
http://functionalformularies.com/ 1. What is Liquid Hope? Liquid Hope is the worlds’ first and only organic, whole food, and plant-based feeding tube formula and oral meal replacement. Unlike other enteral formulas on the market, Liquid Hope is made with no added sugars and no artificial ingredients – just the wholesomeness of 16 whole food ingredients like garbanzo beans, quinoa, Keep Reading >>
Choosing the Right Tube for You by Lauren Schwartz, MD
reprinted from the LifelineLetter (January/February 2014) with permission of the Oley Foundation. http://www.oley.org/ This article will discuss the placement of feeding tubes and how a doctor chooses the right tube for each patient. It includes a review of the types of tubes that are available, the indications for post-pyloric tubes that extend beyond the stomach, and, with Keep Reading >>
Using a Homemade Blenderized Tube Feeding Diet: Interview with Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD
1. Most therapists are familiar with the idea of using a blenderized tube feeding diet. Could you briefly describe what it means and talk about who you feel is a good candidate? Blenderized tube feedings are made of whole foods that have been pureed using a blender and delivered through a patient’s feeding tube. This feeding method has recently been gaining in popularity despite the Keep Reading >>