As a new mother, I had a lot of anxiety about feeding my daughter in public for the first few weeks after she was born. Am I responsible for how they think? See tips on how to get your baby properly positioned and attached. I nursed twins for 14 months. You can do full strength goat milk and skip the sugar altogether. I will not …. We started her on this formula at three months.
I was taking my time pushing them, but his mom just pushes it all straight in, in a matter of about 2 minutes. I started doing this as well. Thank you in advance! Hi Heather, thanks for your question!
Watch for signs of intolerance, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension or fussiness. My mom 93 years old was order 40cc of g-tube feeding. The Kangaroo feeding machine was ordered. The machine arrived and the hospital expected the private CNA to assemble. The nurse cane out and gave my mom cc through via Bolus at one time. The next day cc although the doctor ordered 40cc per hour.
A week before she had fluid removed from her lungs and scar tissue had developed. Rushed her hospital discovers fluid had build up again in her lungs. I believe it was from the Bolus feedingof at on time which created more fluid.
I am seeking answers as we speak. I am unclear what to do but I believe both times the Bolus created the problem. The additional fluid buildup in her lungs was probably more related to her medical condition than the feeding, but her pulmonary doctor should be able to explain the situation. Our thoughts are with you, I hope she gets better! My husband has just been given a gtube still in hospital.
Hi Charlotte, thank you for your question! Make sure they send you home with written instructions for the feeding plan, including water flushes. Choose a medical supply company that has a registered dietitian. Read up before he comes home. Here are some articles to start with: In addition to support from your healthcare professionals and medical supply company, check out the Oley Foundation for information, tips and support from others who care for someone with a tube or who have a tube themselves.
My 37 year old daughter, Natalie, was born with severe cerebral palsy and is now a pounds nonverbal quadriplegic. She has had a gtube for 3 months and we are still trying to adjust her feedings so my husband and I can sleep through the night.
Jevity upset her stomach in the hospital, so they changed her to Vital. She was prescribed 5 Vital cartons along with ml water daily. We have tried 3 feedings of 1. Testing for residual dictates we must wait hours between feedings. Natalie requires miralax, dulcax, and fleet enemas for her bowel to act every other day. Her abdomen remains distended. I am so frustrated and worried I am not doing what is best for Natalie! I would appreciate any suggestions! I have lots of questions to to try and get to the bottom of this.
Is your daughter on anything for gas? Ask her doctor if this might help. Is she having regular soft bowel movements? If not, maybe her bowel regimen needs to be adjusted.
What amounts are you pulling out when you check residuals? Is her abdomen distended all the time or just after feedings? How long does it take you to administer each feeding?
The higher or lower from her stomach, the faster or slower it will go. You might also check in with the doctor to see if she needs to be seen or change something about her medication regimen. I am a support worker and have a client who is gravity peg fed…. I would like some advice if possible. Hi Lynn, thank you for your question! The total fluid he needs daily depends on several factors, such as weight, age and medical conditions.
The amount he can tolerate at one time probably varies but you can think about it like this: Most people might not feel great after downing this amount of liquid quickly. She was eating before this happened modified. She is non verbal so it is hard to know can I flush a pureed bannana in with ensure maybe it will help and other foods if goes through tube? Hi there, thank you for your question.
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We do not sell on Amazon, ebay or any other online platform. Sold in cases of 6, 12 or 24 units. Quicklinks the big summary: Determine approximate age so you know how much to feed how often. And work on locating the family so you can relocate them too! Keep it warm and comfy. Prepare the house for their future. Wean them onto formula. Acquire and prepare formula. Adhere to the feeding schedule.
Every feeding should be followed by waste elimination. But beyond feeding and stimulating waste production, handling should be limited. They want to be free and you've prepared them for a life of happiness! You just need to know how to go about preparing them for their release.
And you need to know when a good time is to let them go. And, of course, you want to know where some good places might be. There are also some things you probably don't want to do.
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