I started out as a young mother in the field of Radiology, an x-ray tech and Mammographer. After 10 years of seeing patients come and go and never knowing what actually happened to them, I entered into the field of Radiation Therapy. I worked as a Radiation Therapist for 14+ years at the Community Cancer Center in Roseburg, Oregon. It was there that I treated countless patients over the years who had to deal with FEEDING TUBES.
I watched as these people struggled not only with the loss of not being able to eat by mouth, but the frustration with not having a way to manage their feeding tube. For both the patient and their care takers.
This moved me to find a solution to help them win back their dignity and independence.
I went to work designing and manufactured, at home a Feeding Tube Belt, to which I gave to those patients at no cost, asking only for their feedback in return. The Feeding Tube Belt was continuously being improved based on patient feedback until I came up with the most secure, discrete and comfortable feeding tube holder possible...aka the COMFORT FEED - Feeding Tube Belt.
When people started asking me why I wasn’t making this design available to the rest of the feeding tube users out there and I realized they were right!
I could help thousands of people find the freedom that comes with a well managed feeing tube.
What started out as a feeding tube solution has turned into a passion to solve medical issues so you don’t have too.
Radiation Therapist RT, (R)(M)(T)
Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs):
What is the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps?
The Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps is a feeding tube management system designed to provide patients with a comfortable and secure solution for managing their feeding tube.
What is included in the Comfort Feed set?
The Comfort Feed set includes a soft, non-roll elastic belt, adjustable neck strap, color-coded Velcro, and two 6-inch Comfort Wraps and if you ordered the comfort wrap included, you get a 12-inch neck strap wrap made of soft, non-pill fleece. A bonus delicates laundry bag is also included.
What are the benefits of using the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps?
The Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps provides patients with a secure, easy-to-use solution for managing their feeding tube. It reduces the chances of complications, kinks, and dislodgment and allows air to the site, decreasing the chances of infection. The Comfort Wraps provide added comfort and support wherever you need it on the belt.
How does the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps secure the feeding tube?
The Comfort Feed Belt is made of soft, non-roll elastic and has adjustable neck straps and color-coded Velcro for easy access to the feeding tube during feedings or PD exchanges. The blue Velcro secures the feeding tube to the belt, providing a secure and stable solution for feeding tube management.
How does the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps provide comfort?
The Comfort Feed Belt is made of soft, non-roll elastic and has adjustable neck straps for a comfortable fit. The Comfort Wraps are made of soft, non-pill fleece and can be placed anywhere on the belt where extra comfort is needed.
Is the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps machine washable?
Yes, the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps can be machine washed in the included delicates laundry bag.
How do I customize the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps to fit my needs?
The Comfort Feed Belt is highly customizable to fit different shapes and sizes. The adjustable neck strap and color-coded Velcro make it easy to secure the feeding tube and adjust the fit for maximum comfort. The Comfort Wraps can be placed anywhere on the belt where extra comfort is needed.
Is the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps suitable for 24-hour use?
Yes, the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps can be used for 24-hour use and can be slept in and showered in for added security and convenience.
What is the return policy for the Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps?
The Comfort Feed Belt and Wraps come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product for a full refund.