A nasogastric (NG) tube is a thin, soft tube that goes in through the nose, down
the throat, and into the stomach. They're used to feed formula to a child who can't
get nutrition by mouth. Sometimes, kids get medicine through the tube.
NG tubes are used for short periods of time, usually a few weeks to months.
Who Needs an NG Tube?
Kids need NG tubes when they can't eat and drink enough to stay healthy. This may