Friday, May 31, 2013
Down The Tube
The only fruit she will eat (sometimes) is applesauce, and the only vegetable is raw spinach. Other than that, her diet includes classic unhealthy kids fare - chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, cheetoes, etc. So the doctor's recommendation makes sense. Now I just have to figure out how to make it happen.
I need some advice from other tube feeding moms and dads. Does it matter what fruits and vegetables I use? Should they be raw or cooked? I have a Vitamix blender and I don't think it will be problem getting everything to the proper consistency for Ashley's tube, but what do I do if it does get clogged? And, if you do feed real foods rather than formula are there any issues I should be aware of, something that might happen that I wouldn't anticipate?
Plus I need some of your best 'recipes' for blending fruits and veggies!
Obviously I am needing a lot of advice for this, eh????