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Jun 06, 2010
how do others tube feed?
We have been offering Clara the bottle before every feed.She usually takes nothing or 1-2 oz of the 5 oz per feed she needs. Afterwards, we gavage her while walking around with her (portable backpack thing) but mostly while sitting with her and watching kiddy stuff on you tube,reading to her or she falls asleep. We give the pacifier each time. Anyway, this is getting much more difficult since Clara started crawling about two weeks ago. It is more difficult than before for her to be still for the one hour a feed takes (30 minutes gavage then 30 min holding her upright). What do others do? I heard some people put their child in a booster seat,high chair, car seat,etc. while gavaging. What do you do with a child that wants to move around and pull on her tubing?
Jun 06, 2010
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
Jedd spent a lot of time in the high chair...and I mean a ton. We just had lots of activities for him to do while he waited.

As far as pulling on the tube, you can take the extension off during feeds after clamping it and store it in the fridge. Worked for us. Jedd didn't tolerate being flushed after each meal, so we just clamped and shoved the tubing and feed bag in the fridge and let it be.

Check with your
doctor first!