Venting a feeding tube to manage fullness and bloating

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If your child is feeling too full or bloated during a feed, you may need to vent the G tube. Discover how to vent a G tube, as well as other ways to manage fullness and bloating problems at home.

Key points

  • If your child experiences pain or discomfort during feeds, or is vomiting or burping, they may be feeling full or bloated.
  • Venting a G tube means letting gas from your child’s stomach and bowels out through the end of the G tube.
  • Never vent a GJ tube or J tube.
Last updated: May 22nd 2020