Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Gastrostomy tube feeding: when to start, what to feed and how to stop

Your institute does not have access to this article

Relevant articles

Open Access articles citing this article.

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

References

  • Agostoni C, Axelson I, Colomb V, Goulet O, Koletzko B, Michaelsen KF, et al., ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition; European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology (2005). The need for nutrition support teams in pediatric units: a commentary by the ESPGHAN committee on nutrition. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 41, 8–11.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Bott L, Husson MO, Guimber D, Michaud L, Arnaud-Battandier F, Turck D et al. (2001). Contamination of gastrostomy feeding systems in children in a home-based enteral nutrition program. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 33, 266–270.

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  • Cook S, Hooper V, Nasser R, Larsen D (2005). Effect of gastrostomy on growth in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Can J Diet Pract Res 66, 19–24.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Craig GM, Carr LJ, Cass H, Hastings RP, Lawson M, Reilly S et al. (2006). Medical, surgical, and health outcomes of gastrostomy feeding. Dev Med Child Neurol 48, 353–360.

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  • Daveluy W, Guimber D, Mention K, Lescut D, Michaud L, Turck D et al. (2005). Home enteral nutrition in children: an 11-year experience with 416 patients. Clin Nutr 24, 48–54.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Daveluy W, Guimber D, Uhlen S, Lescut D, Michaud L, Turck D et al. (2006). Dramatic changes in home-based enteral nutrition practices in children during an 11-year period. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 60, 240–244.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. Braegger C, Decsi T, Dias JA et al. Practical approach to paediatric enteral nutrition. A commentary by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr (in press).

  • Fucile S, Gisel E, Lau C (2002). Oral stimulation accelerates the transition from tube to oral feeding in preterm infants. J Pediatr 141, 230–236.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Illingworth RS, Lister J (1964). The critical or sensitive period, with special reference to certain feeding problems in infants and children. J Pediatr 65, 839–848.

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  • Kindermann A, Kneepkens CM, Stok A, van Dijk EM, Engels M, Douwes AC (2008). Discontinuation of tube feeding in young children by hunger provocation. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 47, 87–91.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Mahant S, Friedman JN, Connolly B, Goia C, Macarthur C (2009). Tube feeding and quality of life in children with severe neurological impairment. Arch Dis Child 94, 668–673.

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  • Ramelli GP, Aloysius A, King C, Davis T, Muntoni F (2007). Gastrostomy placement in paediatric patients with neuromuscular disorders: indications and outcome. Dev Med Child Neurol 49, 367–371.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Satter E (1990). The feeding relationship: problems and interventions. J Pediatr 117 (Part 2), S181–S189.

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  • Schauster H, Dwyer J (1996). Transition from tube feedings to feedings by mouth in children: preventing eating dysfunction. J Am Diet Assoc 96, 277–281.

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  • Senez C, Guys JM, Mancini J, Paz PA, Lena G, Choux M (1996). Weaning children from tube to oral feeding. Childs Nerv Syst 12, 590–594.

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  • Sermet-Gaudelus I, Poisson-Solomon A, Colomb V, Brusset MC, Mosser F, Berrier F et al. (2000). Simple pediatric nutritional risk score to identify children at risk of malnutrition. Am J Clin Nutr 72, 64–70.

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  • Sullivan PB, Juszczak E, Bachlet AM, Lambert B, Vernon-Roberts A, Grant HW et al. (2005). Gastrostomy tube feeding in children with cerebral palsy: a prospective, longitudinal study. Dev Med Child Neurol 47, 77–85.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Sullivan PB, Juszczak E, Bachlet AM, Thomas AG, Lambert B, Vernon-Roberts A et al. (2004). Impact of gastrostomy tube feeding on the quality of life of carers of children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 46, 796–800.

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to F Gottrand.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

PB Sullivan has received consulting fees from Danone Limited, lecture fees from Nutricia Ltd and grant support from Numico Research Foundation. F Gottrand has received consulting fees from Nutricia, Danone, Nestle, Movetis, Naturalpha and Astra-Zeneca, and lecture fees from Nutricia, Danone, Lactalis and Astra-Zeneca. F Gottrand has also received grant support from VLM, AFM, Danone and Nutricia.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Gottrand, F., Sullivan, P. Gastrostomy tube feeding: when to start, what to feed and how to stop. Eur J Clin Nutr 64, S17–S21 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2010.43

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2010.43

Further reading

Search

Quick links