These tubes enter the nose and feed into the stomach. Children or adults who need tube feedings for only a short period of time, usually 1-6 months, often receive NG-tubes. Often, an NG-tube is the first tube a child or baby will receive. In some cases, children with certain anatomical malformations may require NG-tubes on a long-term basis. NG-tubes can be easily placed or removed without surgery. Unfortunately, they can also be pulled out easily, can be irritating for some children, and must be taped to the face. NG-tubes can be replaced at home.