This post will examine 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. Part 2 can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
Eating is a multisensory experience. All of the body's senses are involved. In this article, our occupational therapist, Dr. Marion Russel, writes about how exactly sensory processing takes place during food intake and gives a good overview into the sensory experience of mealtime.
An autistic disorder (Autism) is a pervasive developmental disorder. Different disorders are collected under the term of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD are characterized by impaired social interaction, communication abnormalities and maladjusted reactions.