|Methods to administer tube feedings:
Continouos Drip Feeding
The continuous drip method is most commonly used. Continuous drip is administered via gravity or a pump and is usually tolerated better than bolus feedings.
Bolus feedings allow for more mobility than continuous drip feedings because there are breaks in the feedings, allowing the patient to be free from the TF apparatus for activities such as physical therapy.
A combination of continuous drip (at night) and bolus feedings (during the day) can be used.