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walisky (@walisky)

Feeding tube falls out.

Head & Neck Cancer | Last Active: Jul 25, 2020 | Replies (26)

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@jhieb129

Hi can you feed jtube on blendirized food?

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I would be afraid that it would plug up the tube. Why do you want to do this?

Hi @jhieb129, welcome to Connect. You ask a great question about home enteral nutrition (HEN). You might find these related videos from Mayo Clinic to be helpful https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/home-enteral-nutrition/care-at-mayo-clinic/pcc-20384957

I also found this detailed article specifically about
– Home Tube Feeding with Blenderized Foods https://oley.org/page/HomeTF_BlenderFoods/Home-Tube-Feeding-with-Blenderized-Foods-

The conclusion states "The practice of home tube feeding with blenderized foods is not common, but interest is growing and more consumers are choosing this method of nutrition support. It is up to each consumer, along with his or her medical care team, to decide what is best. Consumers and caregivers should discuss options with the HEN user’s health care professionals before changing an HEN regimen. Registered dietitians who specialize in HEN can be helpful in choosing appropriate foods, however not all RDs/RDNs are familiar with blenderized tube feeding diets. For HEN consumers whose health condition allows, and who desire a variety of fresh healthy foods instead of or as a supplement to their current tube feeding regimen, blenderized foods are an option to consider."

Have you discussed blenderized food option with your care team? What might the benefit of blenderized foods be for you?