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Tube Feeding Tips: Tube Cleaning

Tube Cleaning Tip

I am the foster mom of a 10 month old with severe reflux and complete oral aversions. She is fed by G-J tube only. I wanted to share my tube cleaning tip.  While running hot water through her feeding set, I put the tube between two prongs of a fork, then bend the tube and put it between the next two prongs. Next slide the fork from top to bottom in the same direction the water is flowing. Repeat if needed. I have installed two hooks above my kitchen sink to hang the bag on while doing this and to hang the extra tube on to dry between uses.

—Amy Schaubel
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
aschaubel@cogeco.ca

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Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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