Tips / Tricks
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Venting the Feeding Tube
Some people use Farrell Bags:
Personally, they did not work for us. We do what many SMA families do and hang a 60mL syringe upright (without the plunger) hooking the pointed end of the syringe into the larger port of the feeding tube extension. Keeping the extension tube unclamped so that any air in the belly may vent out. We then, hang the tip of the feeding bag line, simply into the top of the syringe, and tape it so it doesn't fall out. Your food will then drip into the syringe, down into the extension line, to the belly, and any air can return up the line and exhaust out of the open syringe.
This link is to a syringe overflow alarm device:
Below are pictures of the syringe vent/feeding setup we use for Carter:
and the link is to a product that alarms if the syringe overflows.