Eli and Ben were born prematurely at 26 weeks’ gestation, then spent four months at Wellington Hospitals’ neonatal unit. They’re among 6000 babies born prematurely in New Zealand each year. Some leave hospital feeding normally. Others, such as Ben and Eli, go home with nasogastric tubes. The twins are two of an estimated hundreds of children nationwide who are dependent on the tubes for food or drink. Eli and Ben’s Mum, Dee, has helped to start Tube Wean NZ, which is petitioning the Government to fund a nationwide weaning programme.
Read more about Eli, Ben and Tube Wean NZ on the stuff website: http://goo.gl/D7ICHi