G-Tube: Parents Talk (Video)

G-Tube: Parents Talk (Video)

Espanol ButtonWhen kids have medical problems that prevent them from taking in adequate nutrition by mouth, they may get a gastrostomy tube, or G-tube. A G-tube is a tube that's inserted through the abdomen to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach.

Here, three parents share their tips and experiences on caring for children with G-tubes.





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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