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Tube Feeding Administration
Continuous Drip vs. Bolus Feedings

The rate of the continuous drip administration can be controlled with a pump, and the initial rate should be slow to allow for adaption to a hyperosmolar formula and to monitor for tolerance.

Bolus feedings should consist of 250 - 300 mL given over 15 minutes, followed by 25-60 mL water which helps prevent dehydration and clogging of the tube. At least 3 hours should elapse between each bolus feeding.


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