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What is enteral nutrition?

Enteral nutrition means using a feeding tube to get food through parts of the digestive system. Sometimes, there are problems with the digestive system, which means it can’t break down food or it can’t move it along. Enteral nutrition is used to get food through the parts that don't work. There are different types of feeding tubes. Each one carries food to a different part of the digestive system.

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