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Tube Feeding

If your child loses too much weight or can't eat, they may need nutrition supplements. These supplements give water, fiber, fat, protein, vitamins, and other nutrients the body needs. If supplements can't take by mouth, special tubes can be put in your child's body. These tubes allow them to get fluid and nutrients without eating or drinking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of tubes used?

How do I care for my child's feeding tube?

How do I prevent problems in my child's feeding tube?

When should I follow-up with my child's pediatrician?

What are the different types of tubes used?

How do I care for my child's feeding tube?

How do I prevent problems in my child's feeding tube?

When should I follow-up with my child's pediatrician?

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