Kari and others....gtube/feeding

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Registered: 06-26-2008
Kari and others....gtube/feeding
Wed, 05-04-2011 - 10:42pm

Sarah's eating habits lately are this: drinks 8 oz of pediasure at breakfast/morning snack, eats oatmeal w/fruit mixed in for breakfast.... will drink 8 oz of pediasure at lunch but won't eat anything.......drinks 8 oz pediasure for supper, again won't eat anything.

Katy   Blessed mom of 6 girls, youngest Sarah born May '07 with hypotonia, vertical nystagmus, developmental delays

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Registered: 06-28-2007
Thu, 05-05-2011 - 2:45pm

Hi Katy,

Her numbers do look good.

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Registered: 04-08-2004
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 9:42pm
I'm sure you've got it all figured out for months by now, but I recommend checking in with a dietician 2x a year regardless of how things are going so small adjustments can be made if needed. My DD is 6 and exclusively gtube fed. She gets 5-6 cans a day (235-250 mls and cals per can) plus flushes and meds. She's 45lbs and about 4 ft tall, but quite active. Our ped and dietician usually end up saying the amount of fluid is more crucial than the number of calories. Best of luck.