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All things tube - Types of feed

Finding The Balance


Sometimes problems arise with feed tolerance, it is recommended that you start with a small amount and build up to your target. Your dietitian will go through everything with you before you start using your new tube so don't be scared to ask questions, there's a lot to take in.

If problems with feed tolerance arise, please don't get disheartened, often changing the type of feed or the rate at which it goes through can really help. There are a wide variety of nutritional products available from high calorie, low fibre & soya, to elemental feeds (with added pre-digestive enzymes to aid digestion).

Don't be scared to play around, to begin with, but make sure you discuss any changes with your dietitian!

TPN - Total Parenteral Nutrition FAQ's

All things tube - Tube Maintenance