Of course, the experts can give you all of the advice that they like and they can force feed
parents brochure after brochure, but if their child will not eat cabbage and carrots then no matter what they come up with, other than force feeding, then that child will not eat.
Three thirty eight (56.3%) mothers admitted that they often had to force feed
their child; however 254 (75.1%) of the children had weight within normal limits, 54 (16%) were underweight and 30 (8.9%) were overweight (table-2).
10 (BNA): Israeli authorities shifted Palestinian POW Mohammed Allah to a hospital in Ashkelon on Monday in preparation to force feed
him after another hospital in Beersheba had refused to force feed
him in after the Israeli medical association declined to implement Israeli force-feeding policy on him.
"The way to end the hunger strikes is not to force feed
hunger-strikers but to address the underlying human rights violations against which they are protesting, namely, the practice of administrative detention", they said.
The US military running the Guantanamo detention camp says that during Ramadan it will continue to force feed
some of the Muslim prisoners on hunger strike, but will only do so between sunset and sunrise, in keeping with Islamic practice.
He said: "They might force feed
me when I collapse but there is no point because when I come out of hospital I will just refuse water again."
State officials want legal permission to force feed
him but with the backing of human rights groups he is opposing the move.
As long as he is classed as a mental patient, doctors can force feed
him through a tube.
On the same spiritual plain, it is inappropriate to force feed
a brain-dead patient.