Feeding Intolerance Side Effects
The website Feeding Tube Awareness provides multiple resources and trouble-shooting tips on what to do if a child someone is caring for experiences tube-feeding intolerance.
First, consult https://www.feedingtubeawareness.org/feed-intolerance/ to learn about feeding intolerance and why it happens – largely due to underlying medical conditions, dramatic increases of feeding calories and volume, or incompatible feeding schedules. Feeding Tube Awareness offers several methods to treat the intolerance.
If the child is retching, vomiting or experiencing gas and bloating, the website offers some guidance on the best ways to tackle or adjust the approach to tube-feeding. It also addresses constipation, diarrhea and bacterial overgrowth (known as SIBO).
If the child is experiencing an illness, a caregiver should not expect them to tolerate “typical” or “normal” feedings. This website gives tips on the best ways to adjust feeds during those illness periods.
For more information, go to https://www.feedingtubeawareness.org/troubleshooting/feeding-intolerance/.
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