A feeding tube is a thin, flexible tube that goes through the skin into the abdomen. Liquids go through the tube directly into your child’s stomach or intestine.
There are different kinds of feeding tubes. Your child’s doctor has chosen the one that best meets your child’s needs at this time. As your child’s needs change, the doctor may recommend a different type of feeding tube
Your child’s doctor will tell you the reasons your child needs a feeding tube and how long he or she may need to feed through the tube. The feeding tube will not affect your child’s ability to eat or drink.
The feeding tube can be used for the following reasons: