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Feeding Tube Awareness Week - Press Release

Feeding Tube Awareness Week - Press Release

New York, NY– The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation is celebrating its seventh annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week® from February 5 to 9, 2018. About half a million children and adults in the United States alone rely on feeding tubes, a number that is expected to increase. Feeding tubes are not just for those at the end of life, they provide necessary nutritional support for children to live, grow and thrive. There are well over 350 conditions and diseases that can require tube feeding in children.

Syringes, Extensions and Other Supplies

If you have a button style feeding tube, rather than a nasal or long tube, you will need extension sets that attach to the button. These extension sets connect from the button to a syringe or a feeding pump bag to allow you to feed, give medications, and administer liquids.

G TUBE – GIVING MEDICATIONS

G TUBE – GIVING MEDICATIONS

Medications can be given through your GT. Use the liquid form of your medication if it is available at your pharmacy. If the liquid form is not available, you must crush your pills.
If the letters “SR” appear after the drug name on the label, this indicates the medication is “sustained-release.” Do not crush these pills. Check with your pharmacist or nurse to be sure that your pills may be crushed and given at the same time. This link has a list of medicines DO NOT CRUSH.

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7TH ANNUAL FEEDING TUBE AWARENESS WEEK®

7TH ANNUAL FEEDING TUBE AWARENESS WEEK®

The 7th annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week® will be celebrated worldwide February 6-10, 2017!

​Feeding Tube Awareness Week® was created by the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to increase awareness of feeding tubes and enteral feeding.

This year we have been able to help just under one-hundred people with feeding tubes keep their independence with the use of The Buckwheat.  There have been people that were able to leave assisted living and that brings us great joy in knowing we have made a difference! 

If you or someone you know has...


HOLIDAY SEASON & GIVING BACK WITH 'COFFEE FOR A CURE'

HOLIDAY SEASON & GIVING BACK WITH 'COFFEE FOR A CURE'

This holiday season has been filled with the sale of many Buckwheat feeding tube holders.  It has actually been a record year for sales.  Although we are very grateful that we are able to help people to simplify their tube feedings, we are also humbled by the fact that someone needs a feeding tube.coffee for a cure bell lap coffee french roast

With the new year comes another way we are trying to help.  My wife and I launched our own artisan roasted coffee business