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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.

feed·ing

(fēd'ing),
Giving food or nourishment.

feeding

Vox populi The providing of nutrients, usually to a person or animal incapable of obtaining those nutrients by itself. See Sham feeding.

feed·ing

(fēd'ing)
Giving food or nourishment.

feed·ing

(fēd'ing)
Giving food or nourishment.

Patient discussion about feeding

Q. Feeding Tub. How does the Feeding Tub works?

A. Is it easy to feed someone with a feeding tub?. My husband has cancer and can not eat any thing. The cancer is in the voice box.

Q. I gave birth 2 weeks ago and I am having real difficulties breast feeding it hurts really bad, and I am constantly worried that my baby isn't eating enough. What can I do?

A. if it really hurts, maybe you should stop it for a while (maybe there is a micro/small wound at your nipple). You should cure it first then you can soon start breastfeeding your baby again.

Just make sure you have enough drink, be relaxed while breastfeeding, and have enough & healthy nutrition also!
Stay healthy always..

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The higher prevalence recorded in district Okara was probably due to large and dense herd size, lack of sufficient knowledge about SARA, and oblivious attitude about feeding pattern whereas, in district Lahore, the professionals has played a key role in raising awareness in public about the SARA disease through extension services.
There was no association between feeding pattern and type of clinical LRTI syndrome (p=0.4).
The recent work show an evidence of relationship of these factors such as sex, age, tick infestation, season, feeding pattern, breed, location and animal keeping with the prevalence of the disease.
Those studies suggest that the increase in both, body weight and adipose tissue is the result of fats overconsumption, but also some changes in behavioral feeding patterns may contribute to this effect.
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Table-III: Feeding patterns in SIS-D and biopsy pathology comparison.
Feeding patterns of infants and preschool children in Urban and rural areas of Jammu (Kashmir).
The similar duration of parenteral feeding in the two groups suggests that there was a similar feeding pattern in the evolution of these infants.
The most important tool used in the study was a pre-designed and pre-tested schedule on which information regarding feeding pattern was recorded.
Apart from the fact that information provided by these studies has proved inadequate since few specimens were examined; no information exists on the feeding intensity and diel feeding pattern of S.
They observed a 25% cut in the lifespan of those animals which followed an erratic feeding pattern compared to others that ate a constant amount of food.
The Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (1) states that the optimal feeding pattern for overall child survival is exclusive breastfeeding (Table I) for the first 6 months, and continued breastfeeding for up to 2 years and beyond, with complementary feeding from age 6 completed months.