Frequently asked questions

Whether tube feeding has just been recommended for you or the one you care for, or you've been living with tube feeding at home for some time, you're likely to have some questions along the way. We have made a list of frequently asked questions, with answers given by healthcare professionals.

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This information is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to be a substitute for a medical consultation with your healthcare professional. The information and recommendations presented on this page are not intended to replace the care or advice given by your doctor, nurse or dietitian. Always seek advice from your healthcare professional prior to making any changes to your tube feeding regime or tube placement.


This website should be used for information purposes only for UK patients and carers of patients who are tube feeding. This information provided does not replace the advice and supervision of a doctor, dietitian, or any other member of the healthcare team. It’s important to follow the advice given to you by your healthcare professional.