Testimonials

Michelle, mother of James (21 months) | Sacramento, California

Condition : NG Tube Dependent

pediatric_feeding_ng_tubeJames was a 25 week preemie twin who spent the first nine months of his life in the NICU.  With underdeveloped lungs, James struggled to live and his ventilator dependency was the beginning of cause and effect situations.  At two months old James underwent a tracheotomy due to subglottic stenosis, or scarring caused by being intubated for so long. It wasn’t until James was six months old that a bottle was introduced using a Haberman nipple and eight months old before he was able to consume...

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B., mother of S. (1-year-old) | London, U.K.

Condition : NG Tube Dependent

S. is a premature baby, born at 8 months. He was taking bottle for the first four months of his life and then started refuse the bottle. It progressively got worse over a two week period and then he stopped taking the bottle completely.

NG-Tube_fed_with_vomiting_sm no_ng-tube_1We live in UK and at that point he was admitted to a hospital for an assessment. The doctors in NHS had been proposing gastro oesophageal reflux could be the main contributor for this condition. However, he was not vomiting much beforehand. Investigations...

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Michael and Belinda, parents of Ivy (2-years-old) | Sydney, Australia

Condition : NG Tube Dependent

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“No Gastrostomy needed”  …..are the words Belinda and I have longed to hear for the past 18 months.

One of our twin daughters, Ivy, has had a rather challenging start.  Our girls were born at 24 weeks in Westmead Hospital, Sydney and required a huge amount of care for the 1st 3 months of their lives.

Molly left hospital first escaping any complications that often arise in babies the premature.  She is two and half and doing very well.

Ivy however, has had to deal with hydrocephalus,...

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Amanda, mom of Caitlin (6-months-old) | Bay Area, California

Condition : NG Tube Dependent

As a member of Kaiser Permanente since 1999, I would like to provide feedback regarding the feeding therapy services referred by Kaiser Santa Clara.

In March of this year, our first child, Caitlin, was born with multiple birth defects.  She had two heart defects (ventricular septal defect and coarctation of the aorta) and  tracheoesophageal fistula.  By three months old, all of her defects have been surgically repaired but we were left with the chronic challenge of feeding her.  Caitlin had...

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Suyan, mother of Nina (1-year-old) | Miami, Florida

Condition : NG Tube Dependent

My daughter Nina was a full-term baby born at 6 pounds 7 ounces. The feeding was very smooth at the beginning, but it has become difficult since Nina started vomiting a lot at 2 months old. It took at least an hour to give her 5oz milk, and she would throw up almost half of it even under the control of Zantac.

She was referred to a GI specialist when she was 6 months old due to the severe vomiting. Acid reflux and oral aversion were diagnosed then. However, the feeding continued getting...

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