BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestlé Health Science today announced the launch of the MyTubefeeding™ TRACKER App. The first digital solution of its kind, the app is designed to make it easier for caregivers of children who are tube fed to monitor their child's nutrition, tolerance, and overall growth and development. Collected data can be easily shared with the child's healthcare team.
"Parents and caregivers of children who are tube fed, along with their healthcare providers work tirelessly to help their child reach milestones. The assurance of knowing that their growth is on track," said Carol Siegel, RD, Head of Medical Affairs for Nestlé Health Science's Medical Nutrition business in the United States. "We created MyTubefeeding™ TRACKER to provide a convenient way for caregivers to measure their child's tube-feeding progress and share reports with their healthcare team."
MyTubefeeding™ TRACKER App helps caregivers easily track and monitor the following:
- Nutrition – Set target nutrition goals for daily nutrient intake, volume, calories and water, get daily reminders to start a feeding, and conveniently monitor the delivered nutrition.
- Tolerance – Identify and track symptoms of feeding intolerance.
- Bowl Movements – Use visual cues to help monitor bowl movements.
- Growth & Development – Track growth milestones using visual guidelines.
Parents and caregivers can also have the MyTubefeeding™ TRACKER App produce monthly reports on feedings and growth progress, plus send timely reports to their child's healthcare provider via email with PDFs generated by the app. All data collected through the MyTubefeeding™ TRACKER app is private and stored only on the user's device. The MyTubefeeding™ TRACKER is not intended for rendering medical advice, treatment, diagnostics or any other services, and is not intended to replace the advice of a child's healthcare team.
The app complements MyTubeFeedingKid.com, Nestlé Health Science's comprehensive online resource dedicated to children with a feeding tube and other unique nutrition needs. MyTubeFeedingKid.com can be conveniently accessed from the MyTubefeeding™ TRACKER App and features educational content to help with transitioning home, managing feeds, preparing homemade blenderized recipes and more.
MyTubefeeding™ TRACKER App is iPhone® compatible and is available for download on the App Store.
About Nestlé Health Science
Nestlé Health Science, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé, is a health-science company engaged in advancing the role of nutrition therapy to change the course of health for consumers, patients and its partners in healthcare. Nestlé Health Science's portfolio of nutrition solutions, diagnostics, devices and drugs, target a number of health areas, such as inborn errors of metabolism, pediatric and acute care, obesity care, healthy aging, and gastrointestinal and brain health. Through investing in innovation and leveraging leading edge science, Nestlé Health Science brings forward innovative nutritional therapies with clinical, health economic value and quality of life benefits. Nestlé Health Science employs around 3,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Epalinges (near Lausanne), Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.nestlehealthscience.us.
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