This helpful handbook provides comprehensive and compassionate coverage of all aspects of tube feeding and nutrition via tube, including: The different types of enteral feeding tubes, their placement, use and care, with loads of useful tips and tricks to make living with a feeding tube easy as can be. Tube nutrition, with sections on commercially available formulas as well as a detailed approach to a blended diet (sometimes known as a blenderized diet) — how to use real food for tube feeding while ensuring complete nutrition and stress-free management of blending. Commonly faced problems with tubefeeding, discussed at length and with solutions presented, ranging from possible medical complications to psychological and emotional issues and the impact on family life. Tips and tricks, nutrition and recipes included.
Audience: Parent, Professional