BE POSITIVE: Being positive about the tube feeding can help your child adjust and help older children see the benefits of tube feeding.
KEEP A ROUTINE: Try to maintain as much of your child’s usual routine as possible. If family dinners or story time are part of each day, work these activities into the tube feeding routine at home.
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 child’s 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.
INVOLVE THEM: As your child gets older, help him or her to be more involved in their medical appointments or care for their tube feeding as much as possible.
Nestlé Health Science has made every effort to include on this website only information that it believes to be accurate and reliable. This site is applicable to children ages 1-16 years and 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 child’s healthcare professionals, or to substitute medical care. Contact a qualified healthcare professional if you have any questions regarding your child’s tube feeding product, prescription and supplies, or if you have specific question or issues about what is best for your child as you manage your child’s tube feeding at home.