supplemental feeding

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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.

supplemental feeding

Any dietary additive provided to patients to enhance their nutritional status.
See also: feeding
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The experiment was an attempt to replicate the finding that spontaneous recovery reduces the effect of a supplemental feeding when the feeding is given a long time before the session.
By making donor breast milk available to these moms, Texas Children's enables them to give their babies all the benefits of human milk as an alternative to supplemental feeding with formula, particularly in the early days when the baby's digestive system is so sensitive," she said.
I considered willow sites associated with both federal (NER) and state (Wyoming Game and Fish Department) supplemental feeding programs.
Here in west Texas, you can run about 1 to 1-1/2 goats per acre with supplemental feeding of protein pellets and hay.
They're going to have to do some supplemental feeding because she just doesn't have that many faucets.
We brought some supplemental feeding implements along, and we had just enough oxygen tanks to make the trip.
Starting a month after planting, they get a monthly supplemental feeding with a granular fertilizer.
Supplemental feeding did not significantly increase survival or biomass of shrimp, nor did it increase the benthic population compared to nonfed cages.
Project activities include: (1) establishing four new water points in four communities, benefitting 29,528 people and establishing four water committees; (2) constructing ten blocks of institutional latrines in two internally displaced persons settlements, benefitting over 5,000 people; (3) training 20 community hygiene promoters and conducting eight sanitation and hygiene trainings in four locations;(4) distributing relief items (hygiene kits) to 1,500 women and girls; and (5) providing supplemental feeding to 8,495 children under the age of five and 3,384 malnourished pregnant or lactating women.
With the growing popularity of supplemental feeding, Wildgame Innovations is announcing a new kind of feeder that maximizes the potential of supplemental feed.
EHD is one of those diseases in which the mortality rate can be amplified by anything that serves to congregate deer, such as supplemental feeding, and placement of salt or mineral blocks.

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