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This page is moderated by Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation.
Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation is a resource for information sharing and support. We do not offer medical advice; we offer parent to parent support. We are not medical professionals
|Mission||As parents, our mission is to share information about the day to day life caring for infants and young children with feeding tubes. What is shared here should not replace advice and counsel from medical professionals. Moreover, Feeding Tube Awareness is a place for parents to connect to others who face similiar conditions or live in the same geographic area. We also want to raise positive awareness so that this medical intervention is better understood.|
Feeding Tube Awareness was founded in 2010 to support parents of children who are tube-fed, while raising positive awareness of tube feeding as a lifesaving medical intervention. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our organization is run 100% by exceptional parent volunteers who combine their personal experience and professional knowledge.
This website is dedicated to providing pragmatic information for parents and caregivers on handling every aspect of tube feeding and navigating day-to-day life with a child who is tube-fed. Our education materials are written in lay terms by those with personal experience. They are reviewed by medical professionals, and have been distributed by hundreds of children’s hospitals, medical practices, and medical supply companies.
Tube feeding is often misunderstood, and parents can face negativity as a consequence. Hundreds of thousands of infants and children are able to live, grow, and thrive because of tube feeding. Parents are not alone, even though they can feel they are. Our Facebook page serves as a question and answer forum, a place to share information and resources, as well as connect with others in similar situations. Tens of thousands of parents, caregivers, tube feeders and supporters follow the page and engage in discussion.
The organization is changing the dialogue on tube feeding to focus on the positive benefits of getting nutrition support. The group’s annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week®, held the second week of February, has gained the support of news media, online media, corporations, and organizations focused on tube feeding. The week focuses on educating the broader public, promoting the positive benefits of tube feeding, and sharing personal experiences. Feeding Tube Awareness Week® unifies and strengthens the community.
Increasingly, the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation is partnering with clinical organizations, product manufacturers, and service providers to tackle issues that are important to th
2013 Lyn Howard Nutrition Support Consumer Advocacy Award from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition - Traci Nagy, Founder
2017 Lyn Howard Nutrition Support Consumer Advocacy Award from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition - Brandis Goodman, Director of Parent Education
Feeding Tube Awareness is not associated with any enteral feeding or related products or services, nor do we gain any financial benefit.
FTA does offer apparel and merchandise featuring our logo for awareness purposes through 3E Love, our exclusive merchandise vendor. The proceeds from the sale of these items supports the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation.
Tubie Love merchandise: http://feedingtubeawareness.bigcartel.com/