Tube Feeding in Children?

Answer Some children experience medical problems that result in the need for a nasogastric tube (NG) or gastrostomy tube (GT) for nutrition. Without the use of a feeding tube, your child may not meet thei... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Tube Feeding in Children

Can anorexia lead to tube feeding?

On One Hand: Tube Feeding is One Treatment OptionAnorexia nervosa, a psychological disorder in which intentional calorie restriction results in rapid weight loss, is traditionally treated with some... Read More »

How to Decide on Whether or Not to Insert a Feeding Tube?

There are many different types of feeding tubes. When a person cannot eat in order to provide their body the nutrients essential to support life, their physician may suggest inserting a feeding tub... Read More »

Can you mix medications in a gastric tube feeding?

On One Hand: Recognized BenefitsGiving medications through a gastric tube is one way to ensure that a patient with little to no ability to swallow is still able to get the benefits of a drug treatm... Read More »

What Factors Should Be Considered on Tube Feeding?

Tube feeding may become necessary in certain situations such as when a person is in a coma. Using feeding tubes offers benefits and drawbacks. Medical professionals must assess each case individual... Read More »