feeding on demand

letting you baby decide when and how much to eat

feeding tube

a small tube that can go into your stomach or small intestine to give you food and medication

a special tube that carries food and medication to the stomach. It can go in through your nose (nasogastric or NG tube) or through your abdomen into your stomach (gastric tube, G-tube)

small tube that may be inserted nasally or orally into the stomach to provide a route to feed the infant. May be referred to as a gavage tube or nasogastric (NG) tube.

fellow

a fellow is a doctor who has completed their residency and wants to complete further training in a specialty

foremilk

breast milk that is present at the beginning of a feeding. This milk is lower in fat and calories than hind milk which is secreted toward the end of a breast feeding

fundoplication

an operation to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

a surgery in which the upper part of the stomach is wrapped around the lower part of the esophagus (a long, thin, and muscular tube that connects your throat to your stomach). This surgery strengthens the valve between the esophagus and stomach, which stops acid from backing up into the esophagus as easily