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Parent Q&A: Tips for feeding tube management

2015-11-18_14.13.20Meet 13-month-old Evie and her parents, Amy and Erick Moy. Evie was diagnosed prenatally with Down Syndrome and spent the first six weeks of her young life in the neonatal intensive care unit. During that time, doctors identified a second condition: she was born with three holes in her heart.

In order to undergo the open-heart surgery required to correct the heart defect, Evie needed nutritional assistance — extra fluids and calories delivered via a feeding tube to build up the strength prior to surgery.

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