Duration of tube feeding
Tube feeding, which is sometimes referred to as enteral feeding can seem like a challenging adjustment for you or a loved one. Your healthcare professional and home health care providers can help make this adjustment an easier and successful one for you.
Tube feeding is often used as a short-term solution while someone recovers from an illness, injury, or surgery. A lot of people receiving enteral feeds return to regular eating.
There are some situations where enteral feeding is used as a long-term solution, such as for people with critical illnesses or an older person who cannot maintain their nutritional needs.
All usage of tube feeding should always aim to increase a persons quality of life