Author name: Jennifer Akimoto, MAN, RD

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From hospital to home tube feeding: 5 tips to build your confidence and success

You or your loved one have had a feeding tube put in while in the hospital and now they’re talking about home tube feeding and you are scared and overwhelmed. People go home with feeding tubes?  Tube feeding in the hospital is manageable – you have a complete medical team around you – advising you, …

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Unhappy with your tube feeding formula? Feel better with blended food for tube feeding

When you got your feeding tube, your healthcare team probably started you on a synthetic commercial tube feeding formula (also called enteral formula). You know – the stuff in a can, or that drinking box carton. You open those same cans each day, and pour that beige liquid into your feeding bag and in it …

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Tube Feeding 101: Getting started with a tube feeding dietitian

You’re having difficulty eating what you need, you are losing weight, you have no energy, and you’re getting weaker. Your family and friends are worried about you and someone even suggested you look into finding a tube feeding dietitian and consider a feeding tube. I’m Jen, a tube feeding dietitian, and I’ve helped countless people just …

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Feeding tube awareness week 2023:  Blenderized tube feeding shouldn’t be a secret

Feeding tube awareness week 2023:  Blenderized tube feeding shouldn’t be a secret I want to tell you more about something that I feel passionate about for feeding tube awareness week – blenderized tube feeding! To be completely honest, it hasn’t always been something on my radar as a Registered Dietitian. I was never taught about …

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