Nasogastric Tube (NG Tube)
Narrow, flexible tube that is inserted through the nostril, down the esophagus, and into the stomach.It is used to feed the infant or to remove air or fluid from the stomach. Babies sometimes swallow more air or have more fluid in their intestinal tract than they can handle. In this situation, the air or fluid can accumulate and painfully expand the stomach or intestine. Removing the air or fluid from the stomach makes the babies more comfortable.
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