CPN | What is Tube Feeding?

What is Tube Feeding?

From Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.

A feeding tube is used when a child can’t take in enough food or safely swallow because of an illness or chronic health condition. Nutrients go into the stomach through a small flexible feeding tube.

It can be a difficult decision for parents and the healthcare team to decide when or if tube feeding is right for a child.

This guide includes helpful information about different feeding tubes, including  some questions about tube feeding that parents often ask.