FOR PATIENTS

You are never alone on your tube feeding journey. There are many different professionals, support groups and organisations in place to help, listen and provide advice. And as new concerns and questions arise, we’re here to provide guidance along the way. You can refer to our comprehensive library of FAQs or find honest tips from your peers.

When your healthcare team proposes tube feeding as an option for you or your loved one, it might seem like you’ll never be able to cope on your own. It’s intimidating at first, and takes time to gain the experience needed to tube feed yourself or your loved one with confidence. It’s natural to wonder whether you’ll be able to manage and worry about the impact it will have on your life.

Tube feeding is a life-changing experience and will affect many aspects of your life, whether it’s you being tube fed or someone you’re caring for. Your personal and social life may change. The way you spend time with family and friends, and your ability to continue work might change. Travelling, dating, taking part in the activities you enjoy – eventually you might face all these challenges. But with time, you’ll also overcome them.

It might be hard to believe right now, but tube feeding will eventually fit in to your everyday routine and life. By finding the right support for yourself or your loved one, you’ll tube feed with ease and confidence and learn new ways to live a full life.

FOR PARENTS

You are never alone on the journey you take with your child as you learn to accept and adapt to tube feeding. There are many different parent support groups and organisations in place to help,  listen and provide advice. And as new concerns  and questions arise, we’re here to provide guidance along the way. You can refer to our comprehensive  library of FAQs or find honest tips from your peers.

When your healthcare team proposes tube feeding as an option for your child, it might seem like you’ll  never be able to cope on your own. It’s intimidating  at first, and takes time to gain the experience needed to tube feed your child with confidence. It’s natural to wonder whether you’ll be able to manage and worry about the impact it will have on your own life as well.

Tube feeding is a life-changing experience and will  affect many aspects of your child’s and your family’s life. Your personal and social life may  change.  The way your child spends time with family and friends, and their ability to cope at  kindergarten, childcare or school settings may  change. Travelling, taking part in the activities you enjoy – eventually you might face all these challenges. But with time, you’ll also  overcome them.

It might be hard to believe right now, but tube feeding will eventually fit in to your everyday routine and life. With the right support for both you and your child, you’ll be finding new ways to help  your child live a full life – and to continue living your own.