What is tube feeding?
What methods are used to tube feed?
Learn about the basics of tube feeding.
POSTURE MATTERS: Try not to lie flat during or just after a feeding. Sit upright or lie at a 45-degree angle (about the height of three pillows) during a feeding and for 30 to 60 minutes after the feeding to help prevent nausea or reflux.
KEEP A DIARY: to help you and your healthcare professional keep track of your progress and any questions you might have.
PLAN AHEAD: If you will be traveling away from home, plan ahead. Leave early to allow plenty of time and bring extras of all your supplies. Find out if and where you can get supplies or formula at your destination and know the location of the nearest hospital, in case you need it.
OWN YOUR FEEDING TUBE:
Learn how to use and live with your feeding tube in this five-part video series with Gunnar Esiason.
Nestlé Health Science has made every effort to include on this website only information that it believes to be accurate and reliable. This site contains information from a variety of sources including practice-based resources, guidelines from professional organizations, and experiences of healthcare professionals who have managed patients on home tube feeding. Information provided on this site is for education purposes. It is not intended to replace the advice or instruction of your healthcare professionals, or to substitute medical care. Contact a qualified healthcare professional if you have any questions regarding your tube feeding product, prescription and supplies, or if you have a specific question or issues about what is best for you as you manage your tube feeding at home.