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Enteral Feeding

Enteral Feeding

Welcome to ADW Diabetes, your online super store for diabetic supplies and health products including enteral feeding supplies and nutritional supplements. ADW Diabetes recognizes and understands how hard it can be for people needing extra help getting proper nutrition through enteral feeding. At ADW Diabetes, we offer multiple brands of high quality feeding pumps, tubes, and supplies to help with this process. We also offer a wide range of nutritional supplements for both children and adults. Many of our enteral feeding products are available in single units and discounted multi-packs to help you save on the products you use most often. Find the best prices on top brands including Abbott, Kendall, Nestle, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of enteral feeding?

There are four main types of enteral feeding:

  • Nasoenteric Feeding Tubes (NG & NJ). These tubes are primarily used when this level of nutrition support is expected to be a short-term requirement, or when the physical condition of a patient makes it inadvisable for more intrusive procedures. Insertion is achieved by threading the tube through the nasal cavity and advancing the tube down the back of the throat and esophagus until it reaches the stomach.
  • Gastrostomy Feeding. Enterostomy tubes are used when enteral feeding is expected to last a long time (8 weeks or longer) and the patient is in a suitable health condition for the insertion of the tube. This can sometimes be referred to as a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, PEG, or a Button gastrostomy. The tube is usually connected to a port that has been inserted into the wall of the stomach.
  • Jejunostomy Feeding. Enterostomy tubes are used when feeding is expected or has lasted longer than 8 weeks. The nutrition can be administered in various methods in a combination of a port outside the body with the tube inserted in the stomach and a portion of the small intestine.
  • Gastrostomy with Jejunal Adapter. To avoid a second surgical procedure the tube enters the stomach through the abdominal wall and is held in place by a fixation device inside of the stomach wall.

Omega 3 fatty acids are the good type of fat. Foods rich in omega-3 are fish, such as mackerel, salmon, sardines, herring, and tuna.

Whole grains such as oatmeal, brown rice, and whole-wheat couscous are abundant with protein, iron, fiber, and more.

Why is enteral feeding used?

Enteral tube nutrition is often used in patients who have a functional gastrointestinal (GI) tract but cannot ingest enough needed nutrients orally due to being unable or unwilling to take oral feedings.

What are the two types of feeding?

The two types of feeding are Gastrostomy or jejunostomy, or G-tube and J-tube. A G-tube is inserted into the stomach via a small abdominal incision. A J-tube is a medical device inserted into the jejunum (the middle part of the small intestine) and is less common than G-tubes.

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