Blending Food for Tube Feeding

We are now at 20 months of tube feeding with Miss Elizabeth.  Every day is a juggle to figure out exactly what she needs to grow and reduce vomiting episodes.  Here is her current  blend– Elizabeth gets about 900 calories/day right now because we are trying to make up for lost weight that’s occurred over… Continue reading Blending Food for Tube Feeding

Breastmilk, Meat “Formula”, & Tube Feeding

Miss Elizabeth has been receiving all human milk since her premature birth at 26 weeks.  In the NICU, she received a human milk based fortifier and some donor milk to supplement as my supply was building (I had major difficulty establishing a milk supply this time).  For a short while, she also had 4ml of… Continue reading Breastmilk, Meat “Formula”, & Tube Feeding

Real Food via G-Tube

If you’ve read through this site, you are probably aware that I do not plan to feed Elizabeth formulas.  Just because she has a feeding tube, doesn’t mean she should exist on a diet of corn syrup and vitamins.  Our plan is to transition from breastmilk to a real food, blended diet over the next… Continue reading Real Food via G-Tube