Saturday, July 18, 2015

How To Feed Your Child While They Sleep: A Tutorial

It's breakfast time but your sweet little one is still sound asleep. The beauty and brilliance of a g-tube is that you can feed your child without waking them. I honestly feel that g-tubes are one of the greatest inventions of all time.

To start, make a nutritious meal. I change things up for Elisabeth, making her different things on different days - just like you would for any other child.

Today I cooked her some oatmeal:

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Then I put it in the blender with a banana, whole milk, and a heaping spoonful of peanut butter:

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Now that the meal is prepared, pour the desired amount into a measuring cup and prime the tube with water:

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Next, quietly - oh, so quietly - tiptoe into the bedroom of the slumbering angel...

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Gently, lift shirt to expose g-tube button and open cap.

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Attach tube to button and pour in the prepared meal. Unlatch the tube and let gravity pull the food into the stomach. Keep pouring until all food is safely in the tummy.

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Twist tube to detach and close the button cap.

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Finally, pull the covers back up, kiss your baby on the head, and quietly tip toe back out the way you came.

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Breakfast has been served.

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