Home   |   Donate   |   Industry   |   Print Page   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Join Now
Keyword Search
Alternatives for Bolus or Gravity Feeding
Share |

Members have recently shared with us information about two products that can be used in place of syringes for administering tube feeding formula or blenderized diet through a G-tube.

bFed System

 Bolee bag being used for a feeding.

The bFed System was created as an enteral delivery system. The Bolee Bag component of the system is a 375mL reusable food container that works with commercial formula, homemade blenderized nutrition, and water.

Once the bag is filled with formula or blenderized nutrition, it is connected to the feeding tube or bolus extension set with the Bolink™ Large Cap to deliver. The Bolink Large Cap has a five-inch-long large-diameter tube with a clamp to control flow. A small cap connector is also available to deliver pureed fruit and vegetable baby food pouches. The system uses ENFit® connectors. More information at www.udelivermedical.com.

 

 

Update 6.5.19: the bFed system is now available "over the counter" — no prescription is needed to order.

 


 

 

 Bolee bag with connectors.

“The new bFed™ System is easy to use and easy to understand. Both the small cap and the large cap gravity feeding sets worked well. The large cap fit easily on the Bolee™ Bag and it was easy to infuse formula from the bag through my feeding tube.”

—Rick D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squeasy Gear     

 Squeasy bottle being used for a feeding.

According to their website, Squeasy Gear was developed to provide “easy feeding on the go.” They write, “We wanted to make the best silicone food pouch on the market.” As their products became more popular, they started hearing from parents who were using their products to administer tube feeding. “One of the issues many of [the parents] were encountering was air in the feeding tube, generated by the syringe they have to use to get the food into the tube….They discovered…that Squeasy’s patented one-way valve eliminates air from the tube.” Squeasy Gear is developing an extra, optional spout that will be ENFit compatible. More information at www.squeasygear.com.

“This is a picture of me using a Squeasy Gear bottle to tube a cappuccino at a convenience/gas station store. I use Squeasy Gear when I’m on the go. When I am sitting at a table or other places where I’m feeding in front of the world, it doesn’t have as much of a medical appearance as a syringe

 Close up of the
Squeasy bottle.

does. That’s a good feeling for a tube feeder. I can also lay it in my lap and squeeze it, or roll it up. The bottle works well. Just hook up the funnel on your tube or extension to the bottle.”


—David R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LifelineLetter, September/October 2018

 

updated 6/5/19

 

This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
Membership Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal