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Dr. Eric Levey
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Supplemental Tube Feedings (Overview)

In severe cases of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, supplemental tube feedings may help provide nutrition until you are able to eat solid foods again. A small tube is placed through the nose and into the stomach to provide the liquid feedings.


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What are the symptoms that I am not tolerating peg tube feedings?

What are the symptoms that I am not tolerating peg tube feedings?

PEG Tube: A peg tube is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach bypassing the usual entry of nutrients through the mouth. You will need to know about some care issues related to the tube and some signs of complications. You should be supported by a registered dietician and the physician that placed the tube. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Levey
4 doctors shared insights

Supplemental Tube Feedings (Overview)

In severe cases of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, supplemental tube feedings may help provide nutrition until you are able to eat solid foods again. A small tube is placed through the nose and into the stomach to provide the liquid feedings.


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Tell me about peg tube feeding?

Tell me about peg tube feeding?

PEG Tube: A peg tube is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach bypassing the usual entry of nutrients through the mouth. You will need to know about some care issues related to the tube and some signs of complications. You should be supported by a registered dietician and the physician that placed the tube. ...Read more

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How do they do a feeding tube insertion?

How do they do a feeding tube insertion?

Several kinds: Temporary tube through nose is just lubricated and eased in from a nostril down into stomach or first part of intestine. Most common longer-term solution is peg or pej tube placed endoscopically under sedation, similar to egd scope for ulcers, etc. Sometimes a permanent tube has to be placed with open surgery under general anesthesia, typically if complex abdominal or intestinal problems. ...Read more

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How would I feed my baby through his gastrostomy tube?

How would I   feed my baby through his gastrostomy tube?

Several ways: Babies can be fed by bolus through the tube or by continuous drip. Bolus allows the feeding to go slowly into the stomach over 20-30 minutes. This allows the baby to be paced. Drip means slower smaller volumes going into the stomach continuously and usually uses a pump. ...Read more

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How do you administer or start a gastrostomy tube feeding?

How do you administer or start a gastrostomy tube feeding?

Instructions: You should be supplied proper information from your surgeon, nurse, or hospital dietician. There are many types of feedings available & need to be tailored to the person's needs. Not complicated, but need the proper training & instructions to be done correctly. ...Read more

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How do I keep 3 month old baby from dislodging NG feeding tube?

How do I keep 3 month old baby from dislodging NG feeding tube?

Tape or a dressing: It is best to use tape or a dressing to guide the tube away from the nose and out of the way of the hands. Tucking the tube into the child's clothes may prevent it from being snagged when you are moving the baby. Be sure to learn how to replace the NG tube or consult your doctor if you need help putting it back into place. ...Read more

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What are feeding tube pros and cons & can a person speak with one?

What are feeding tube pros and cons & can a person speak with one?

Can be life saving: Usually a feeding tube is placed directly into the stomach for long-term use. This is usually done for people who cannot swallow by mouth for a variety of reasons. With this technique, a person could definitely speak with one in place. ...Read more

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How to stop the dumping syndrome after a feeding through my feeding tube?

How to stop the dumping syndrome after a feeding through my feeding tube?

Dietician: You may need to alter the food or feeding used, alter the amount or frequency of the feeding, & may need to add more water. Each person is different & some do not tolerate the milk based formulas. Need to contact your doctor, nurse or dietician for instructions as what to is best to try or change for your specific condition or needs. ...Read more

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I am not gaining weight with my tube feeding any tips. I have gastroparesis

Nutritionist: It sounds like you need to see/work with a nutrionist/dietician - who specializes in those requiring tube feeds. Several things could be going on like suboptimal caloric intake, suboptimal absorption of tube feeds or increased metabolic needs related to associated ailments that you may have. It's hard to give nutrition advice without a comprehensive understanding of whats going on. Best of luck ...Read more

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Do you have a normal life expectancy if you have a feeding tube for gastroparesis?

Do you have a normal life expectancy if you have a feeding tube for gastroparesis?

Depends on...: The basic answer is if you can get optimal nutrition through the tube. I advise against most enteric formulas as they usually contain GMO-derived corn and soy and dairy from cows given hormones and antibiotics. I advise Liquid Hope, an organic feeding tube formula with vegetables etc. You can also add superfood powders like ORAC Energy Greens and fresh pureed soups. You are still what you eat! ...Read more

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I'm wondering are esophagostomy feeding tubes and esophageal feeding tubes different?

Possibly not: one meant to feed through esophagus which does not make any sense medically the other is a tube passed through the esophagus to the stomach for feeding purposes no body use that for long term now if some body had an esophageal surgery because of rupture or perforation or had complication from and esophageal surgery like a leak could end up with opening to vent the esophagus and or in stomach ...Read more

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Ignored and angry. Should I bring up the notion of tube feeding or TPN with my doctors?

Ignored and angry. Should I bring up the notion of tube feeding or TPN with my doctors?

Malnourished: If you feel that you have inadequate nutrition, then you should certainly discuss these options. Certain conditions require supplemental nutrition or fluid such as malnutrition, dehydration, pancreatitis, short bowel syndrome and certain cancers. Your doctor should be able to tell you if you require supplementation. If you are frustrated, it is ok to search for another opinion. ...Read more

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Are frequent long breastfeedings (2 hours) a sign of low milk supply? Also have to usually supplement night cluster feeds.

Are frequent long breastfeedings (2 hours) a sign of low milk supply? Also have to usually supplement night cluster feeds.

Breastfeeding: It usually only takes about 15 minutes on each side to empty the breast. After that he/she is just using you as a pacifier. If you are concerned about your milk volume, increase your fluids. Drink 8-12 ounces every time you nurse your baby. You can drink water, milk, juice or whatever you prefer just limit caffeine to one drink a day. Also, eat! if you eat well your milk will be more satisfying. ...Read more

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Hi, I wanted to know if there are any other options besides a feeding tube to give sustenance to someone who can't swallow at the moment?

Hi, I wanted to know if there are any other options besides a feeding tube to give sustenance to someone who can't swallow at the moment?

IV nutrition. : There are intravenous forms of nutrition. However, long-term use of them results and disruption of gastrointestinal tract integrity. This is only to be used if neither oral feedings nor feeding tube are possible. ...Read more

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Husband is bedridden with advanced dementia. Fed with a peg tube. Cannot clear his secretions. Wouldmamhomeopathic approach help? Thanks a lot.

Husband is bedridden with advanced dementia. Fed with a peg tube. Cannot clear his secretions. Wouldmamhomeopathic approach help? Thanks a lot.

Palliative measures: I'm sorry to hear of your husband's difficulties. At this stage of his illness, cure is unlikely but ameliorating some of his symptoms and suffering is certainly possible. You need a skilled classical homeopath to work with him, & many are available in canada. There are naturopathic and homeopathic schools in toronto and bc. Search engine also at http://www.Homeopathicdirectory.Com/. ...Read more

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I've been hospitalized a week with pancreatitis. How long can I go npo before a feeding tube is needed? They keep attempting food and I keep puking

I've been hospitalized a week with pancreatitis. How long can I go npo before a feeding tube is needed? They keep attempting food and I keep puking

Abt 2 weeks w/o nutr: Depending on how healthy u were b4 d onset of pancreatitis (& how much u were eating), u r approaching d point where TPN (total parenteral nutrition, or feeding thru an IV) is attempted. If u r vomiting all foodstuff, u may need a gastric (stomach) tube but not 4 feeding (that will cause u to vomit as well). The gastric tube shd b used to drain the stomach (keep empty) & rest the pancreas. TTYD.GL ...Read more

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I fed my mom thru feedng tube.while feedg liquid goes in.aftr feedg n closing tube liqd is still standing in tube.if its obstruction wht wil hapn.hlp?

I fed my mom thru feedng tube.while feedg liquid goes in.aftr feedg n closing tube liqd is still standing in tube.if its obstruction wht wil hapn.hlp?

Flush tube : The residual feeding liquid could become hard, and block the tube. Its usually best to flush this out with a little water to avoid this problem. If you are still unsure, ask the doctor managing the tube for further information. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What's a feeding tube for?

What's a feeding tube for?

Help with feeding: A feeding tube is used to help patient's with food intake. The tube will either be put down the throat, or there are more options for long-term care (e.g., a tube surgically placed in the abdomen, to directly access the stomach). Many situations call for feeding tubes; comatose patients, patients with esophageal or swallowing problems, etc. ...Read more