How do I look after my child's gastrostomy feeding tube?

The community nurse shows a parent how to look after her child's gastrostomy feeding tube. Cleaning the gastrostomy, replacing the water in the balloon, giving a bolus feed and changing the gastrostomy button. The video includes helpful tips about taking a spare button to school, what to do when the button falls out or when you don't get the same amount of water out of the balloon when replacing the water.

Please also see our video about getting a gastrostomy in hospital.


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