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Volume 15/Issue 5, September 2019

Enteral tube feeding in infants

Katherine Burnand, Joe Curry


Oral feeding (breast or bottle) is the preferred route for feeding babies, however there are a myriad of conditions that may necessitate enteral (tube) feeding. The more common conditions include prematurity, severe gastro-oesophageal reflux, failure to thrive, neurologic and neuromuscular impairment and anatomical congenital malformations. In recent years the range and ease of enteral access procedures have greatly improved; this article will review new techniques, equipment and accessories.

Burnand K., Curry J. Enteral tube feeding in infants. Infant 2019;15(5): 176-79.
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