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
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
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