This section includes information on tests that children with feeding tubes may receive, as well as information on the different conditions requiring tube feeding. In addition to a list of conditions, we include pages on some of the more common types of conditions, such as swallowing disorders, motility disorders, eosinophilic disorders, chromosome or genetic disorders, and mitochondrial diseases.
Many children who have feeding tubes require them because they are unable to swallow safely. Learn the reasons why a child may not be able to swallow safely, as well as treatments to improve swallowing.
Many children with feeding tubes have a motility disorder, in which food or formula does not move through the GI tract as it should. From reflux to slow gastric emptying to constipation, this page describes many of the various types of motility disorders, including symptoms, causes, and potential treatments.