Friday, January 25, 2013

Tubies Unite: Upset Tummy Flush

Tubies Unite! Let's face it, information isn't exactly common place when it comes to feeding your G-Tube fed child. Yes, there is information out there but it takes a whole lot of research to figure everything out. So here we have it! "Tubies Unite" will be my new series.  Under this tag I will share recipes, ideas, and anything else that I come across. So let's jump right in shall we?

Upset tummies; If only we knew before having a CP child what that really meant. Throwing up at every meal. Explosive diapers from invasive surgeries. REFLUX, REFLUX, REFLUX. OH MY! Fact; Our babies tend to have tum-tum issues.

My new favorite flush...

Those of us in the tubie world know what a flush is, but for the rest of you reading for information's sake, it is a flush of water or other liquid to clear food from the G-tube after eating via G-tube.

Our Dietician and I came up with a little tea formula that has really helped with the tum-tum digestion.

Here's how you do it...

A Couple T. each of;

Coriander seed

Fennel seed


& Anice

1 Mint Tea Bag.

1 Quart of water

Boil all down for a while to really steep it well.

Strain it into jar or whatever you will be keeping it in.

Walla. Tummy Flush. Store in the refrigerator and flush as normal.

What to do with the strained content...

Put it in a jar in the refrigerator until the next time you make food for your little one. If you make rice, or any other grain, use it to season the rice while cooking.

There you have it. Upset Tum-tum flush.

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 
1 Thessalonians 5:11

Living in His Mercy,

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