We get many unique questions on our My MIC-KEY* Facebook Page every day. From time-to-time, we feature real questions asked by some of you and share the answers to help us all learn from each other.
This month, we’re featuring a question about eating by mouth from Colleen P.
Question: One can eat by mouth and by MIC-KEY* feeding tube, right?
Answer: Thanks for your question, Colleen! In general, having a G, J or GJ feeding tube does not prevent one from also eating by mouth. Rather, it is an underlying condition of the individual with the feeding tube that determines if eating by mouth is possible and/or appropriate. Everyone—regardless of condition or tube—should ask their physician if it is okay to consume food and/or beverages by mouth.
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