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My husband is currently eating through a feeding tube (peg) inserted in stomach, i need professional advice on how it should be handled?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
PEG tube handling: Everyone's different, based on reasons the peg tube was placed, duration of anticipated use, calorie requirements of the patient, patency of stomach outlet & the rate of GI functioning/motility, patient's tolerance to commercial feedings; feeding schedule (continuous versus bolus feeds), device used (button, traditional, etc.); & ? Oral supplements permitted. Best to speak with your husband's doc.

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