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More on the risks of NG tubes

A couple of things to share for now: A message I sent in an effort to get support for Stella’s wean, and an AAP study. Below is the actual text of an email, including excerpts from research that I paid … Continue reading

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Taking a stand against tube-feeding crimes and negligence

Someone needs to say it: tube-fed children and their families are being neglected and often outright abused by a dehumanizing, misguided health “care” system. If you don’t believe me, read on. Or at the very least, get a glimpse of … Continue reading

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Steps in a new direction

I haven’t posted in so long because I’m lazy. But also, I needed to take a break and discover a new direction. So, this blog will probably change, and soon. But all the helpful resources pertaining to feeding issues will … Continue reading

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Support and community for parents of tube-fed children

Trying to wean your child off of a tube? Bravo! You’ll find comfort, resources, and encouragement in this online support group: Tube Fed Children Deserve to Eat It’s a social network powered by Ning Grouply, with the purpose of “Connecting … Continue reading

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Goodnight, milk.

A couple of weeks ago, I threw out 341 ounces of frozen breastmilk. That was just the bottom shelf. I still need to clear out the top one. It has been six months since the last of it was pumped, … Continue reading

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Nine months

So, Stella has been outside the womb for just about as long as she was in it. This seems like a big milestone to me and my uterus. Stells (that’s not a typo–it’s one of our nicknames for her) celebrated … Continue reading

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Wheel! Of! Feeding!

It occurred to me today that feeding Stella is like being on The Wheel of Fortune, a show that I’ve always loathed. As she’s eating, I’m basically thinking, “Big Money! Big Money!” When she’s done with the bottle, I look … Continue reading

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Meet Diego

Back in mid-November, when Stella’s NG tube was put into her cute nose and down into her then-hungry and confused tummy, I was understandably freaked out. I wondered if it was the right thing to do. I worried about how … Continue reading

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My other resume

I’ve jumped back into the freelance writing life in an effort to make a bit of money while I stay home with Stella Bella. This, of course, necessitated the updating of my resume. It got me thinking. Some of my … Continue reading

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At six months, a weight is lifted.

Stella has been weighed dozens and dozens and dozens of times during her six months here on earth. More times than the average Orange County housewife–nevermind the average baby. Many more times than a parent can reasonably expect to endure … Continue reading

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