Gastrostomy feeding tube - pump - child

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Your child has a gastrostomy tube (G-tube, or PEG tube). This is a soft, plastic tube placed into your child's stomach. It delivers nutrition (food) and medicines until your child can chew and swallow.

You'll need to learn how to give your child feedings and how to care for the G-tube. Follow any specific instructions your nurse gives you. Use the information below as a reminder of what to do.

What to Expect at Home

Caring for the G-tube Site

Tips for Feeding Time With Your Child

Feeding Your Child Using a Feeding Pump

Bloating after Feeding

Giving Medicines

When to Call the Doctor