A common myth is that feeding tubes interfere with life. They don’t allow children to grow or develop. Let me show you just how wrong that it!
The above picture shows LE at around 10 months old. She weighed less than 11 lbs. No matter what she ate, she couldn’t gain weight. In fact, she kept losing weight. She was dangerously malnourished, but still a happy baby.
This is LE now. Her tube allowed us to run feeds 24/7, lowering how much was in her system at once. This gave her body a chance to actually process the food.
Her g tube literally saved her life. It is part of her now. She is THRIVING, not in spite of it, but because of it.
Feeding tubes save lives.