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(Tube) feeding in children with down syndrome

(Tube) feeding in children with down syndrome

Many babies and children with Down syndrome (DS) face feeding difficulties or are even tube fed. But is there a reason why kids with DS shouldn’t be able to learn to eat and enjoy the world of food? Why do children with DS receive a feeding tube? 

Malnutrition in children with feeding tubes

Malnutrition in children with feeding tubes

The hypothesis that sufficient enteral nutritional support automatically leads to optimal weight gain unfortunately does not prove true for all children.