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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