Accidentally inhaling liquid into the windpipe and/or lungs
Large amounts of formula delivered through the tube
Bowel movements (stools) sometimes painful, and difficult to pass
Feeding small amounts of formula constantly throughout the day (or night) without interruption.
Frequent, loose, watery bowel movements
The passage in the throat through which food passes from the mouth into the stomach
A small machine, plug-in or battery powered, that automatically controls the amount of formula being delivered through the feeding tube
Tubing that connects the feeding container to the feeding tube
Backing up of formula or gastric juice from the stomach into the esophagus
The removal of gas or fluid from the stomach. (also called “venting”)
A surgical opening (stoma) through the skin into the stomach
Fleshy projections formed on the surface of the stoma that will later form fibrous scar tissue
Formula flows into the stomach by gravity
Gastrostomy tube. A tube that passes through the skin into the stomach; also called feeding tube.
Feeding smaller amounts of formula frequently during the day or night. Intermittent feeding supplements night-time continuous feeding.
Food or any substance that nourishes the body – protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water
Surgical opening through which a feeding tube can enter the body
Contents of the last feeding remaining in the stomach just before the next feeding is to be given