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Blended Tube Feeding

Blended Tube Feeding

I was recently invited to write an article on blended tube feeding (BTF) for Dietitian Connection's online magazine, Infuse. I was thrilled. Not only because I am a huge fan of Dietitian Connection, but also because BTF is a real passion of mine. The simplest...

Stoma site care

Stoma site care

A gastrostomy stoma is a direct hole into the stomach in which the feeding tube is placed through. As dietitians, support carers, family of, or people with a feeding tube, it's best you know what the daily care of a stoma site actually entails. And I promise you, it's...

Money & Home Tube Feeding

Money & Home Tube Feeding

Disclaimer: This blog post is specific to Victoria in Australia, and the information I present here is subject to change at any minute as there are lots of stakeholders at play! Any quotation marks you see throughout this post are statements that have been directly...

Micronutrients

Micronutrients

As dietitians, we base someone's formula amount (in ml / day) recommendation on their energy (aka. calorie) and protein needs. So we calculate how much you need first based on your activity levels and medical diagnosis, and then reverse engineer how much formula would...

Feeding tubes 101

Feeding tubes 101

Alright, so I’m going to attempt the impossible - take the fear out of understanding the mechanics of a feeding tube. The information in this blog is by no means exclusive, but I’m hoping that after you read this, you'll fear feeding tubes less whether you are a...

Featured Tubie: Meredith Allan

Featured Tubie: Meredith Allan

We interviewed the lovely Meredith Allan, one of our very own tubies, to gain more of an insight on how life can be with a feeding tube. Tell us when you got your feeding tube and why? "In April 2021, I had neck surgery to fix a fractured C3. The surgery was a success...

Community Nursing Services

Community Nursing Services

Looking after your home feeding tube requires support from experienced dietitians and nurses. At Tube Dietitian, we have the dietitian part covered. So anything related to formula selection, hydration, bowel habits, weight maintenance, and energy levels - we can...