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Doctor insights on: Enteral Feeding Pumps

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What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

Depends: It depends on the age and the weight of the child as well as on where you are going to use them, what are you using them for and for how long. ...Read more

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Im confused anout enteral feeds and home infusion. Is there a site to describe?

Im confused anout enteral feeds and home infusion. Is there a site to describe?

Yes: Try the patient section at the american society for parenteral and enteral nutrition (aspen) website, and the olney foundation website. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Not a question of : safety, rather why give a parenteral feeding, enterally, might not be absorbed efficiently and an expensive preparation would be wasted. The G-J tube is meant to bypass the stomach and go right into the small intestine, there are preparations meant to be used this way that don't need stomach digestive process, ask the doctors/dietician about, wish you and your sister wellness ...Read more

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Could you still get aspiration from a gastronomy, enteral?

Yes: Some people may continue to aspirate while on G tube. Those patients may benefit from Jejunostomy tube ...Read more

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Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids.i can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain. How do I get cream in?

Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids.i can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain.  How do I get cream in?

Don't force it: Internal hemorrhoids typically don't cause pain, unless they are prolapsed and thromboses. Sometimes the pain is caused by an anal fissure rather than a hemorrhoid, in which case placing anything into the anal canal will be very painful and won't help either. ...Read more

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How much time should I pump after feeding my preemie?

How much time should I pump after feeding my preemie?

10 minutes each: Pumping up to 10 minutes each breast is a good place to start. It really depends on how long your baby nurses. Pump until your breast feels empty, then pump the other side. Excessive pumping may make you sore. Pay attention to your body you don't fatigue yourself. ...Read more

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Am I taking something away from my baby if I just pump and bottle feed her? Pumping is less painful for me.

Am I taking something away from my baby if I just pump and bottle feed her? Pumping is less painful for me.

Not really: Pumping although more difficult for you is okay. Your baby will get the same goodness from the breast milk. The major problem comes from being able to keep up with your babies demands. Long term pumping is not easy. ...Read more

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Breast pumping is just as nutritious as feeding directly from the breast?

Breast pumping is just as nutritious as feeding directly from the breast?

Yes, but: Your pumping effort can never extract as much milk as baby can during a feeding.With less extracted, you run the risk of decreasing your supply and eventually needing to supplement. Breastfeeding is an event, where baby listens to your heart beating as it did in the womb. It finds this peaceful and endears baby to mom. Nutrition is equal, experience never can be. ...Read more

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Is it preferable to pump milk once the baby had finished his feeding and resting? Or should I keep milk for next feeding? In term of increasing milk

Is it preferable to pump milk once the baby had finished his feeding and resting? Or should I keep milk for next feeding? In term of increasing milk

Pump Immediately: There are different opinions on thsi subject.I believe that pumping immediately after the feeding is best for increasing the supply and maintaining the milk for the next feeding. ...Read more