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Tube feedingTube feedingTube feedingTEnglishGastrointestinal;OtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Abdomen;Stomach;Small IntestineDigestive systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2018-03-26T04:00:00ZLanding PageLearning Hub<p>Tube feeding is a method for providing nutrition to a child if they are unable to take food by mouth. Find out about the most common tube feeding options, how to use and take care of the equipment and how to handle common problems.</p><p>Tube feeding is a method for providing nutrition to a child if they are unable to take food by mouth. Find out about the most common tube feeding options, how to use and take care of the equipment and how to handle common problems.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">G and GJ tubes</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Gastrostomy tubes (G tubes) are placed in the stomach and gastrojejunal tubse (GJ tubes) are places in the small intestine. Both help with feeding by allowing liquid feeds to be given directly into the stomach or small intestine.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Making the decision to get a feeding tube</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2822&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Making the decision to get a feeding tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3825&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Frequently asked questions</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Types of G and GJ tubes</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2536&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3387&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG J tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2908&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Balloon G tubes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2535&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Mic-Key low-profile GJ tube</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Primary tube insertion</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3818&language=English">Primary tube insertion by image guidance</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>G and GJ tube management</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3824&language=English">Equipment and supplies for feeding tube care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2905&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Caring for your child and their G tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3039&language=English">G/GJ tubes: What to do if your child's feeding tube is blocked</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2910&language=English">G/GJ tubes: What to do if your child's feeding tube is pulled out</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3041&language=English">G/GJ tubes: What to do if your child's feeding tube moves</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3827&language=English">Venting a G tube to manage fullness and bloating</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3398&language=English">Peritonitis related to G and GJ tubes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3036&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Permanent feeding tube removal</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3826&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Troubleshooting tube feeding</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Stoma and skin care</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2906&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Preventing and managing infection</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3018&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Sensitivity and irritation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3019&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Granulation tissue</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3020&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Managing a leaking stoma</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2907&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Hypertonic salt water soaks</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3040&language=English">Normal saline: How to prepare at home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2909&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Using silver nitrate to treat granulation tissue</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Nasogastric (NG) tubes</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Nasogastric tubes (NG tubes) are inserted into a nostril and go down to the stomach. Liquid feeds are then able to go directly into the stomach through the tube.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=984&language=English">How to insert your child's NG tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2457&language=English">NG tube: Feeding your child</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2456&language=English">NG tube: Common problems</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/tube_feeding_learning_hub.jpgtubefeeding

 

 

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