Table 1

Characteristics of those children who successfully ceased artificial feeding

Age started (years)Mode of feedingPrimary diagnosisAge first seen (years)Peak intake kJ/kgDuration of feed reduction (years)*
BirthNGComplex cardiac anomaly2.13410.0
1.4GastComplications of prematurity3.93040.0
BirthNGOesophageal atresia0.74900.1
1.8NGImperforate anus2.13280.1
BirthGastComplications of prematurity3.23870.1
6.5GastMyotonic dystrophy9.4870.2
0.7NGComplications of prematurity1.52630.3
0.7NGComplications of prematurity1.52330.3
0.2GastTransposition of great arteries2.13890.3
0.1GastComplex cardiac anomaly3.31680.4
0.2GastDiaphragmatic hernia1.16650.4
0.8NGNon-Hodgkin's lymphoma2.33020.4
BirthGastComplex cardiac anomaly2.43340.4
1.7NGIdiopathic weight faltering2.82720.6
0.3GastDiaphragmatic hernia1.33920.7
1.4GastIdiopathic weight faltering6.31490.8
BirthNGCardiac anomaly, renal problems1.43741.0
BirthGastDiaphragmatic anomaly7.12851.1
BirthGastExomphalos5.33461.1
BirthNGComplications of prematurity5.52381.3
BirthGastComplex cardiac anomaly, pulmonary hypertension4.25231.4
0.2GastHeart transplant4.04101.5
BirthNGDown's syndrome1.73611.6
BirthGastEllis Van Creveld syndrome, home ventilation2.82821.9
BirthGastOesophageal atresia1.14371.9
BirthGastDiaphragmatic hernia6.71512.0
2.7GastPreterm, developmental delay5.12932.2
1.0GastGoldenhar syndrome2.34592.2
0.4GastRussell silver4.56052.7
BirthGastMyotonic dystrophy5.21903.1
BirthGastTracheal rings5.82433.1
0.8GastComplications of prematurity8.32163.4
  • NG, nasogastric; Gast, gastrostomy.

  • * Years from feed reduction to stopped altogether.