Psychological tube dependency - what is it?

Tube dependency occurs in children who received a temporary feeding tube but stay tube fed after stabilization of the underlying medical condition because they cannot transition (back) to oral feeding.

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The history of enteral nutrition and its influences on humankind – or, a picnic in space

The beginning of enteral nutrition is directly connected to the development of nutrition tubes, and their roots reach back into antiquity. People have been exploring the theme of undernutrition and malnourishment since the time of ancient civilizations in Egypt, India, Persia, and China. Initially, nutrient enemas were administered to people in order to assure an optimal nutritional intake. 

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Weaning with NoTube – Our Success Rate

Parents are always asking us about our success rates of our Eating Schools and Netcoaching program. In this article you will get an overview of our success rates in tube weaning. 

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Why parents shouldn’t force their tube fed child to eat

The topic of feeding is vulnerable to pressures to perform. A quick online search reveals nearly ten thousand books, telling parents how to feed their children, and some days it may seem as though every passing stranger has an opinion on how to get your child to eat.

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The Eating School– an emotional rollercoaster for the whole family?

After long stays in hospital and a medical history full of complications, you are suddenly confronted with the tube dependency of your own child. Imagine that you don’t have nearly any more strength left; energy resources are drained and yet, you still have to get through the tough process of tube weaning!

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