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 How to Organize Your Tube Feed 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
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