Tag Archives: weaning

New “tube weaning stories” page

Just a note to say that in this blog’s navigation I’ve replaced the “Stella’s Tube Wean” page with a more broad and helpful “Tube Weaning Stories” page. All of these children’s stories deserved to be more prominent, darn it! I … Continue reading

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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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Hooray for Heath, his mom, and inspiring tube weaning success!

Remember Zander? Well he’s got company. (The tube-free ranks are growing.) Sadly, I kept putting off this post because the hugeness of the triumph deserves a truly well written, heartfelt description. Which takes time and energy that I’ve been lacking, … 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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Behold: Tube weaning research and guidelines

When is the last time a research paper made you cry? Around the time of Stella’s wean, and since then, I’ve come across information that moved me on many levels. I’d like to pass along these sought-after papers to as … 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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