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|Tube Feeding Tips: Clip Helps Avoid Drips|
Clip Helps Avoid Drips
I have had a problem with the tube pressure causing top dripping or the tube to open and spill out my stomach contents. I tried one of the Velcro pouches with a strap but found it to be one of the most uncomfortable things I have ever worn; also, it did not stop drips.
So I came up with a solution that works for me, using gravity. I use a pair of 1-inch lanyard clips and an elasticized shoelace. One clip fits perfectly around the tube just below the opening and the other goes on the shoestring, which I wear as a necklace. Then I clip the two clips together. This holds the tube higher, near my shirt neckline, and since the top is higher than my stomach, it does not drip. A secondary benefit is that the tube is now much easier to reach for my five feedings a day.
Besides the comfort, I really appreciate the low cost and convenience. You can find the parts you need for this almost anywhere.
—Floyd T. Greenman