The following information provides instructions on feeding your child through their nasogastric (NG) tube. When at home, feeding through the NG tube should be done by gravity.
If your child keeps their feeding tube in, flush the tube with 5 mL of water to clear any formula residue between feeds. Use the attached plug to close the tube.
If your child does not keep their feeding tube in all the time, about 30 minutes after the feed, hold up the end the tube so that it can drain into the child. Remove the tape and gently remove the tube.
Flush the NG tube:
For more information, please see Nasogastric (NG) tube: How to insert your child's NG tube and Nasogastric (NG) tube feeding: Common problems.
Celine Menezes, RN, MSN, Interprofessional Education Specialist
Karen Breen-Reid, RN, MN, Manager, Interprofessional Education