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feeding

 [fēd´ing]
1. the taking of food.
2. the giving of food.
3. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing nutritional intake for a patient who is unable to feed self.
artificial feeding feeding of a baby with food other than mother's milk.
bottle feeding in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparation and administration of fluids to an infant via a bottle.
breast feeding breastfeeding.
enteral tube feeding in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as delivering nutrients and water through a gastrointestinal tube.
forced feeding administration of food by force to those who cannot or will not receive it.
intravenous feeding administration of nutrient fluids through a vein; see also intravenous infusion and parenteral nutrition.
feeding procedures in the omaha system, any method of giving food or fluid, including breast, formula, intravenous, or tube.
supplemental feeding a planned additional food or nutrient that is added to the usual diet, often as a powder, formula, or tablet.
tube feeding see tube feeding.

artificial feeding

1. Providing a liquid food preparation through a tube passed into the stomach, duodenum, jejunum, or rarely, the rectum or intravenously. This is also done through gastrostomy or duodenostomy. See: hyperalimentation
2. Feeding of an infant with food other than mother's milk.
See also: feeding
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In 19 out of 24 artificial feeding patches, the nearest cliff was represented by a small and shallow slope, while in only five occasions, the nearest cliff coincided to be the main cliff.
Dimitrov, however, has pointed out that "the two species have identical management plans, and there is no logic in viewing them separately." He believes both species are surviving because of the artificial feeding and other measures of the local Forestry Agency units.
The method of artificial feeding does not promote full engorgement of the specimens and fails to perfectly replicate natural feeding conditions; on the other hand, it reduces the number of variables to be considered in the tick feeding process (JASINSKAS et al., 2000).
Al-Dakhil seconded the view by saying the Arab media has grown complacent and that "many are like bedridden patients dependent on artificial feeding."
In sub-Saharan Africa, reduction in HIV infection through breastfeeding requires either artificial feeding or exclusive breastfeeding with early weaning.
Gina Ciagane, Lasinoh's director of consumer relations, maintains that breast feeding serves as a more economical option for women than artificial feeding.
The roundtable discussion concerning the draft law on breastfeeding protection and regulation of marketing of artificial feeding products was held in Talas city administration on August 6.
Jeejeebhoy is able to save Judy's life by developing an artificial feeding program called Total Parental Nutrition which is referred to as TPN.
Artificial feeding stations (similar to those described by Brown 1971) were utilized to observe possible interspecific and intraspecific interactions.
* Regarding the new Vatican rules on artificial feeding (NCR, Oct.
Artificial feeding and hydration does not need to be continued, the Vatican commentary said, when the patient can no longer assimilate foods and liquids, so their provision becomes useless; when a feeding tube causes significant physical discomfort or leads to other medical problems; or in remote or impoverished places where feeding tubes are not available.
orizicolus: RDel populations from Turrucares, Tejar and Guanacaste were separately evaluated, in order to determine differential adaptability to the artificial feeding system.