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Feeding Tubes for All – Advancing Feeding Tube Technology for Our Tiniest Patients

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Feeding a child may seem like a simple task, but mealtimes can be challenging for parents and caregivers whose children are living with serious medical conditions. Tube feeding is a necessary alternative for children who are unable to ingest food orally due to a chronic illness. The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation estimates that approximately 20 percent of children under the age of 18 are tube fed, and there are more than 350 conditions that can require children to need nutritional support through tube feeding.