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What is the best was to eat if I just had a tracheotomy?
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Soft, not liquid.
Start with soft foods, and get used to that.
You are less likely to aspirate with soft, than with thin liquids. You can build up to a normal diet over time.Tr.

In brief: Soft, not liquid.
Start with soft foods, and get used to that.
You are less likely to aspirate with soft, than with thin liquids. You can build up to a normal diet over time.Tr.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Swallow evaluation
A speech therapist should perform a swallow evaluation to be sure you're ready to eat.
Then make sure you are sitting up and try small amounts at first. Take time to fully swallow between bites.

In brief: Swallow evaluation
A speech therapist should perform a swallow evaluation to be sure you're ready to eat.
Then make sure you are sitting up and try small amounts at first. Take time to fully swallow between bites.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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