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Feeding Tube Information 

If you are the parent of a child that is struggling to eat and not gaining weight, you may be told that the next step to prevent malnutrition involves inserting a gastric tube. The type of tube to be inserted depends on the reason why your child is not eating.

Nasal tubes are non-surgical and temporary tubes placed through the nose and into the stomach or intestine. The choice between nasogastric (NG), nasoduodenal (ND), and nasojejunal (NJ) tubes depends on whether your child can tolerate feeding into the stomach or not.

(The following information is taken from the website: Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation)


NG-tubes enter the body through the nose and run down the esophagus into the stomach.


ND-tubes are similar to NG-tubes, but they go through the stomach and end in the first portion of the small intestine (duodenum). NJ-tubes extend even further to the second portion of the small intestine (jejunum). Bypassing the stomach can be beneficial for those whose stomachs don’t empty well, who have chronic vomiting, or who inhale or aspirate stomach contents into the lungs.

Tips for Little Hands and Nasal Tubes

Babies and small children will often try to pull their nasal tubes out. At night, try putting mittens or socks on your child’s hands to keep him/her from pulling the tube out. You can tape the nasal tube (or feeding bag tubing) down the back of the shirt during the day to keep it out of the child’s way. At night, you may want to tape it further down the pajamas. If the pajamas are two-piece, you can run tubing inside the pajama leg to keep children from tangling. 

YouTube Videos Related to Tube Feedings

Procedure for Nasogastric Insertion

Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training

Published on Aug 20, 2018, Simple steps for inserting an NG tube


Jejunostomy Feeding Instruction

Published on Aug 7, 2017, an instructional video illustrating how to properly use your jejunal (J) tube pump.


Unclogging a Feeding Tube


Nasogastric Tube Insertion and Removal

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Peg Feeding Tube Care Instructions by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

What is a PEG tube, and what is it used for? Get the details and learn how to apply and care for a PEG tube. Presented by Roswell Park’s Patient Education Department.

How Often Do I Need to Check Tube Placement? 


Mic-Key Button Remove and Replace

The process for changing the button on a gastrostomy tube.


Why are there Different Types of Feeding Tubes?   

The type of tube used depends on how long it is needed and why it is being used.

  • An NG tube is for short-term use.
  • An NJ tube (Nasojejunal) is inserted through the nose into the second part of the small intestine, the Jejunum.
  • A Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) is inserted through a hole (stoma) made into the abdominal wall into the stomach.
  • A jejunostomy (J tube) is placed through the abdominal wall directly into the jejunum. A stoma is used for access.
  • A J-Tube placed through a G-Tube is called a J-G Tube.


G-Tube Change in an Infant

G-Tube 1: Overview 


Published on Apr 17, 2012, Explains the purpose of the G-Tube. Necessary for patients who are unable to consume nutrition by mouth


G-Tube 2: Interview with an Expert


Cleaning the G-Tube Area

Published on Oct 19, 2012, Cincinnati Children’s shows parents and caretakers how to properly clean a Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) site. A G-Tube site that is kept clean and dry is less likely to cause skin issues.


Gastro Jejunal Tubes (G-J Tubes

Nutrition4Kids Published on Jan 3, 2017, Dr. Stephen Liu explains Gastro jejunal Tubes (G-J Tubes). G-J tubes allow feedings to be dripped into the small intestine when stomach feeding is not well tolerated due to reflux, motility issues, or other challenges.********************************************