Helping you manage your toddler’s tube feeding

Here are some useful tips to help your toddler whilst they are being tube fed:

  • Talk to your toddler to help them understand why they are being tube fed
  • Explain to your other children / wider family / parents of your toddler’s friends, why your toddler is being tube fed to gain their understanding and support
  • Make sure siblings don’t feel excluded by involving them wherever possible
  • If your child is tube fed, there are a number of parent and caregiver support groups that can provide more specific assistance. One such resource can be accessed here

If you have any concerns, please discuss these with your healthcare professional.

RXANI130244d Date of preparation: January 2014