In America it's estimated that food allergies effect 32 million people, including those with feeding tubes. There are many benefits to making your own blenderized tube feed (BTF), or blenderized diet, but one of the most appealing reasons for many is that by making their own tube feed formula, they can guarantee that certain allergens … Continue reading Food Allergies and Blenderized Tube Feeds
Happy New Year's Day! It's hard to believe that 2018 has come and gone! The new year is the perfect time for a fresh start, whether it's learning something new or creating new, healthy habits. Here are our top three viewed Tubie Tuesday posts from 2018: Tube Talk: Feeding Tubes 101 Our intestines are kind … Continue reading Top 3 Tube Feed Blog Post from 2018!
No matter how old you are, a good book can always comfort the mind and the soul. Whether you’re looking for a book for a child that is new to tube feeds or a season expert in the tubie care, these books may give them a sense of comfort or extra boost in confidence. Not … Continue reading 5 Children’s Books for Tubies
Having a feeding tube placed is a medical decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. Feeding tubes can help people overcome serious nutrition issues but they can also cause stress, frustration, and other health issues. Here are five questions to consider and ask your healthcare providers before you have feeding tube placed. What is the goal/purpose … Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Tube Feed
"For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned." ~ Benjamin Franklin Organizing anything can be time consuming. Think of your kitchen pantry, clothes closet, or garage - those are day long projects that take some commitment to get into order. Now think of all your formula, meds, and medical equipment. Are you overwhelmed yet? … Continue reading Organizing Your Tubie Supplies!
As time has gone by, the medical field has advanced and accessories for individuals who have feeding tubes have progress in big ways!! These new products have gotten more user-friendly are are great for any age. For the young children who have feeding tubes, companies have created products like backpacks, G-tube covers and pads, and … Continue reading 5 Tube Feed Products that Will Make Your Life Easier!
Traveling can be a stressful situation for anyone. There are so many variables that are beyond your control, like TSA, flight delays or cancellations, traffic jams, weather, motion sickness, etc. It can be particularly stressful and chaotic when you are traveling with a feeding tube. Although it may seem like the odds are against you … Continue reading Tips for Traveling with a Feeding Tube