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Attempting a Wean at Home

Started by Rebekah Barney in Tube Weaning. Last reply by lynn melhuish Apr 18. 5 Replies

Help with drinking

Started by Amy Lynn Holt in Tube Weaning. Last reply by Eva Kerschischnik Apr 1. 1 Reply

Maintaining suck and swallow skills

Started by Shaindy in Tube Weaning. Last reply by Eva Kerschischnik Apr 1. 1 Reply

Tube wean for free - NoTube

Started by Eva Kerschischnik in Tube Weaning Dec 14, 2015. 0 Replies

Next steps after no tube

Started by Julia Hodgkins in Tube Weaning. Last reply by Julia Hodgkins Nov 18, 2015. 2 Replies

Losing weight in Tube weaning

Started by Pragathi Vasireddy in Tube Weaning. Last reply by lynn melhuish Nov 17, 2015. 3 Replies

The Best Diet For Men

Started by Glen Cogni in General Discussions Nov 10, 2015. 0 Replies

Srna starts to eat

Started by Eva Kerschischnik in Tube Weaning Oct 29, 2015. 0 Replies

Natural superfood for small appetite?

Started by Oliviane in Tube Weaning. Last reply by Olga Sep 26, 2015. 1 Reply

Mediathek - NoTube

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Created by Karelle Aug 23, 2012 at 2:04pm. Last updated by Karelle Aug 24, 2015.

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This forum is a way to share experiences about Tube Dependency, Tube Feeding and Tube Weaning. Members of TFK are mainly parents who have been through the Graz method or who have used the principles of child-led, caloric-reduction style of tube weaning. Or they are TFK members who are Health Professionals interested in learning more from families and their experiences.

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Created by Karelle Mar 14, 2012 at 6:42am. Last updated by Karelle Apr 7, 2012.

Purpose of this Forum

The membership of Tube Fed Kids is primarily parents of past and present tube fed children.  The forum is solely for the purpose of sharing experiences and supporting other parents during their own tube feeding/weaning journey. 

This site is run by parents for parents. Tube Fed Kids is a totally independent parent social networking…

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Created by Karelle Jan 5, 2011 at 10:06pm. Last updated by Karelle May 1, 2011.

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"Thank you Lynne This is very useful and reassuring.! Zoe"
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"hi lynne just saw your post to email direct to some one, add them as your friend on here. then underneath your name and description there is a send message icon click on that then you can send privately hope that helps "
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Lynne Merrett left a comment for Zoe Velez
"Hey Zoe, I don't know how to reply directly to your email sorry. In my experience (have a little girl with CHD who was NG fed for 7 mths) tube feeding can cause children to be on a higher centile than they would otherwise be because they…"
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Babies Under 12 Mths--Weaned, Weaning, or Wanna Wean

This group is to help families of infants find each other more easily, so that our stories and tips can be shared, so that those who are new to this website don't have to hunt too hard to find people whose situation is similar to theirs.
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lynn melhuish replied to Rebekah Barney's discussion Attempting a Wean at Home
"good luck with your wean. there is still lots of information on this site its a shame its not been used like it to be "
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Kezia replied to Rebekah Barney's discussion Attempting a Wean at Home
"I just asked to join too ;). We are trying to decide between going to Graz and doing a home based wean. Thanks!"
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Eva Kerschischnik replied to Amy Lynn Holt's discussion Help with drinking
"I guess she get's enough fluid via the tube? Kindly, Eva"
Apr 1
Eva Kerschischnik replied to Amisha Kothari's discussion When can we start thinking about weaning our nearly 8m old with vsd and pulmonary band, 4.8kg. in the group Heart Babies
"Hi Amisha, my name is Eva, I'm a team member of NoTube. Your little baby will be able to start eating orally as soon as he is weaned of his feeding tube in a proper way at a moment when there is no more medical need to stay on the tube. As…"
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don't loose it

Posted by lynn melhuish on January 31, 2016 at 12:25am 0 Comments

hiya everyone.

I always pop in and out of the site even though our tube wean has been successful because of being on here. I really hope the site doesn't loose all the top information on it as it it not been used as much. facebook is useful but it isnt as compact as on here. 

good luck to everyone

Gtube removal help

Posted by Andrew on December 2, 2015 at 11:01am 1 Comment

Hello all- Its been awhile simce Ive been to this group. My son had his gtube removed in August at 2 years old. He has had his gtube in since birth. It has been four months and the site has not closed yet. All the doctors say it will close but it will take more time for him. Does anyone know how ling it takes to close? Has anyone heard of this taking this long? Also, can anyone give me any suggestions to prevent leakage. His site has been leaking a bit in the morning and he has very sensitive… Continue

Weaning advice please!

Posted by VeLynn Tapia on April 28, 2015 at 8:44am 7 Comments

I just posted this question on the Homebased Tube Weaning group page: We have been weaning our 11 month old for 9 days now. The first 5 days we reduced his feeds by 10% to get down to 50%. We stayed there for a day and then stopped all tube feeds on day 7. He was getting 30 oz before, and on day 7 he ate 11.5 oz. Day 8 he ate 12 oz. Some of this was dream feeds. But I'm afraid to dream feed him too much at this point because I want him to learn to eat when he is hungry. Once he seems to be… Continue

Tube weaning program

Posted by Ashley on April 23, 2015 at 10:18am 4 Comments

Has anyone completed spectrums program successfully? My daughter starts next month!

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