Getting the most out of your blenderized tube feed (BTF) recipes is important for individuals with feeding tubes. Making sure you have all the micro and macronutrients, while avoiding food allergies, plus keeping in mind what you have in the house and what your family likes to eat can become overwhelming for even the pros! … Continue reading Nutrition Breakdown: Iron
Caring for a child, parent, or another family member that has a feeding tube can be challenging, both physically and mentally. There are many challenges that you will face and many emotional barriers that you will have to overcome, but they are all part of the crazy thing we call life. Many emotional blocks that … Continue reading Feeding Tubes & Emotional Roadblocks
Every teenager wants to fit in but sometimes it isn't easy when you have a feeding tube. However, most kids don’t even notice when one of their peers has a feeding tube because of new accessories and supplies that conceal the tube site, while still protecting it. If you read my last blog post about … Continue reading Tube Feeding Accessories 2.0
Having a feeding tube as a child can be super scary, and even adults can be a little worried too, especially with the reoccurring though of how to make sure everything is properly stored, tasty, and that their child is happy. While talking to my friend the other day over coffee, her little girl who … Continue reading DIY Tubie Accessories for Kids!
Summer is finally here and the weather is heating up! Well, in the South it’s been heating up. We are officially hot. But, those warmer temperatures mean that there’s a new group of produce fresh for the picking! The farmers markets are in full swing with an abundance of fruits and vegetables ready to go … Continue reading What’s in Season for Summer & Garden Updates
Cleaning a g-tube and stoma (the opening where the tube enters the skin) for the first time can be really intimidating! It is also a little tricky if you don’t have the proper tools or methods. The goal of cleaning is to ensure that any remaining food, or formula, in the tube has been removed … Continue reading Cleaning G-tubes 101
What are Blenderized Tube Feeds? Blenderized Tube Feeds (BTF), also called blenderized diets, are homemade tube feed formulas made by blending foods and liquids together. This is normally done using a high powered blender. These homemade formulas can be the sole source of nutrition or used in combination with other commercial formulas. Since BTF are … Continue reading Blenderized Diets 101