|Better tolerated than intermittent or
bolus delivery particularly in patients with limited absorptive surface
area results in less reflux, dumping and diarrhea.
Better tolerated in critically ill children. In the PICU, best to start
with a continuous schedule and to progress to intermittent schedule
once clinical status is improved.
Recommended for delivery of nutrients directly into the small
Recommended for preterm or term infants with persistent feeding
intolerance, significant respiratory instability or significant gut
Useful for overnight nasogastric for children with chronic diseases
i.e. renal disease, CF, CHD.
|More physiological and practical for home
Indicated for children who are more medically stable, have achieved
full tolerance of continuous feedings and are ready to transition to a
more intermittent schedule.
Allows for greater patient mobility, more appropriate for both the
rehab and the home setting.
Promotes cyclic bursts of GI hormones such as gastrin in preterm
infants, thus promoting GI development and maturation.