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Behind The Scenes: Belted Feeding

Posted Jun 09 2009 11:31pm
Me having a tightly belted feeding

Me having a tightly belted feeding

Today I did a bit of a science experiment. Minus the science as there were no proper control subjects and yada yada. I decided that if wrapping belts tightly around my stomach cured my G-Tube pain issue if it could have a positive effect on my volume intake and possibly allow me to take more Nutren 2.0 at a faster rate than I normally can. My hypothesis was that having the belts on tight would sensitize my stomach to the externalized pressure and desensitize it to internal pressure variants and also desensitize my body from feeling that “full” feeling by overloading the pressure receptors in that area with positive stimulus. Supporting my hypothesis I was able to finish a whole 750 ml bag of 3 cans of Nutren 2.0 in probably half of the time it normally takes. So if it normally takes 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours I finished in 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Definitely a scientific advancement for me. I will be doing further experiments with this feeding strategy.

A small gallery of pictures is available by clicking the photo of me smiling :D yay deep pressure :P

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