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Gastric feeding tube in infants

Nurses! I need a medical condition (vague such as swallowing problems should be fine) to explain why an otherwise mostly healthy two-week-old would need a G-tube. I might settle for NG but I'd really prefer for it to be gastric.

Money is also an issue for the parents-- would a g-tube be less expensive than a corrective surgery? Would a g-tube be used in a child that they suspected would outgrow the problems in a year or two with proper nourishing?

Thanks!
Tags: ~medicine: illnesses to order
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