Nasogastric (NG) tube: Feeding your child

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A guide on how to feed your child through a nasogastric tube, when to flush the tube and how to clean the equipment.

Key points

  • Flush the tube at the end of every feed and after each medicine.
  • Clean the feeding bag and tubing with warm soapy water.
  • You must check the placement of the NG tube each time it is inserted, used for feeds or to give medications.
Last updated: January 25th 2024