Inpatient tube weaning in children with long-term feeding tube dependency: A retrospective analysis.

  title={Inpatient tube weaning in children with long-term feeding tube dependency: A retrospective analysis.},
  author={Thomas Trabi and Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer and Elisabeth Kratky and Hannes Beckenbach and Peter Jaron Zwi Scheer},
  journal={Infant mental health journal},
  volume={31 6},
This study investigates the outcome of an intervention program to establish oral feeding after prolonged tube feeding in children. The intervention is based on supervised reduction of enteral formula within a few days supported by a 3-week program of speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychoanalytically based eating therapy, physical therapy, psychodynamic coaching, and nutritional counseling of the infant and his or her parents. Two hundred twenty-one cases were included in this study. All… CONTINUE READING


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